I’m in the middle of making a groovy striped scarf (pun intended, this is my first real ribbed piece) and need advice on two issues. One is kind of weird (to me), the other is pretty easy.
I bought three skeins of merino for this. My [B]first issue[/B] is that one of them apparently had a split in the yarn at some point, so it looks like someone (knitting elves?) decided to tie the ends together very closely. I figured this was no big whoop. Hells, it may even be ‘normal’ for all I know, honestly, I’m a newbie.
Anyhoos, I knit past it and now I have a little fuzzy bump on top of one of my stockinette stitches and, frankly, it’s many kinds of annoying. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get rid of this ugliness.
First I tried pushing it through to the other side, but the darned thing keeps popping back out. The way that the two ends were tied together left absolutely no slack, so I’m terrified of cutting it at all, lest I create a bigger mess.
What’s a newbie knitter to do??
[B]Second issue[/B], which is undoubtedly easier to answer: I’m doing a basic k5, p2*; p5, k2* rib. With merino, can I block this baby up when I’m done so it doesn’t curl at the edges? It’s a lovely piece, save for the sad curl.