I’ve got this ball of Red Heart Soft Yarn and I’m doing The Bliss blanket from January’s Magknits. Now, the issue isn’t with the pattern. Although, it’s filled with so many firsts…my first knitted blanket, first time knitting successfully on a circular needle, first backwards loop cast on, first entrelac, first mistake rib…I could go on.
No, the issue is with the yarn itself. While trying to find the center pull string from the…well the center…of the skein, I experienced an extreme episode of yarn vomit. It was my fault, I pulled on the wrong thred. But that’s besides the point. During the rewinding process, I noticed that there is a knot in the skein.
It would appear that the manufacturer either ran out of yarn while making the skein, or there was a defect, the skein was cut, then knotted back up to a new thred of the same dye lot. My question is…what would be the best way to work around this? Should I snip the yarn on either side of the knot and treat it like I was joining a new ball? It’s acrylic, so the felted join won’t work on this one.
I wish I’d thought to take a picture of the knot, but I’ve lost it in the rewinding. So, I’ll show you a picture of the blanket thusfar instead.