Hi everyone! New knitter here, working on my first project (a scarf based on the ones from the early Harry Potter movies, from this pattern: http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/features/crafts/knitting/sspsstylehogwartsscarf). A photo is in the first post of this thread, only now I’ve finished the bronze stripe and am almost done with the subsequent blue stripe: http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=107132.
I’ve been ok so far, changed colors several times with no major problems, and now I’m almost done with my first ball of blue yarn. I have enough to finish this stripe, but not enough to get another full stripe done. What do all of you recommend when I reach the next blue stripe–just start a new ball of yarn, or completely use up the first ball and just have a same-color join? I already had to do a same-color join with one of the bronze stripes because the yarn ball became knotted beyond repair and I had to cut it.
It’s not a major deal since it’s knit in the round so all the joins are hidden in the tube, but it seems like whenever I join the stitch right near it is looser than my others.