To Knot or Knot Not

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Or, why not knot?

Have you ever wondered about whether to knot the yarns together when you add a new length to your knitting? I have always kinda hidden the fact that I did knot the two yarns together because for many years I was told, DON’T KNOT YOUR YARNS! in about that voice too. Hence the subterfuge.

But you know when you discover a well known knitter (Lily Chin to be exact) says knot the yarns for the exact same reasons I always did, you feel vindicated. Like,┬ádo you want those yarns coming apart later in your knitting, or how wibbly wobbly are the edge stitches when the yarns are just flapping in the breeze so to speak. And if you don’t make a strangle hold knot, you can come back later and loosen the knot and secure the two yarns within your knitting. And of course, you don’t want to join a new yarn in the middle of a row. That’s just asking for trouble.

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