I’m knitting my first afghan (ahhhhh!), and so I’m doing a lot more joining of new balls than I’m used to. Here’s my question:
When I got to the end of my first ball, I knit in a couple of stitches (garter stitch pattern area), dropped the first ball, then just started knitting with the next ball. Now normally I would assume this is fine (although I understand there is some debate regarding whether it’s best to join the new ball at the beginning of the row or in the middle, but let’s ignore that for now…), BUUUUUUT I ended up with a weird little area where my garter stitch pattern is broken because both tails are hanging down and not connecting. Does that make any sense? If so, am I correct to assume I should weave in my ends in a way that “reconnects” the garter stitch pattern, i.e. weaving in each of the two strands in opposite directions)?
Will this be okay? Am I doomed? I would cry if this thing came unraveled at this point!!!
Any advice or insight is GREATLY appreciated.