I'm a few rows in to my first itr hat for myself. A totally simple stockinette toque. Everything was going ok, till this morning when - tada! - I came to a flaw in the yarn! Of all the things I never thought of when I decided I wanted to try itr, it was the fact that with no seams, there's nowhere to hide tails :??
My idea is to cut the yarn leaving a long tail, then join the new yarn and knit its tail in with the first 3 sts. Then knit the other tail in when I come to it on the next row.
Do I have this right?
Thanks, as always -
That will work. I usually just leave the ends and weave them in later myself. That way I can make sure any thickness stays on the back.
Oh I'd rather do that too! This bit about knitting them into the 3 sts doesn't seem all that secure to me. But how do you weave them in when there's no seam???
I've worked the tails in as I go and wished I hadn't, I now do as Jan does. When I knit with 2 strands to join new yarn I use a marker to remind me why that first stitch looks odd and then I remember to work both strands of the stitch and not try to figure out what's wrong. I have a memory that can almost rival a goldfish's, you might not need to do it.Weaving in the Ends
ETA It's also pretty easy for me to work the 2 strands separately and end up with an increase I don't want. YMMV HTH
LOL, no way, GG, I already did the unwanted increase thing, right at the beginning.
Thanks for the link, I love it, and that's what I'll do from now on, circ or flat.
Thanks a million - you're a huge help as always :hug:
I don't know if you've noticed, but there are a few different videos about joining yarn on this site: http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tipsIf you're working with wool, the felted join is quick and easy, and no tail to work in