Friday, March 5, 2010

Yarn Snarl, I Snarl!

I was cozy in my pjs and happily knitting my Multnomah shawl when an unexpected yarn snarl intruded on my bliss. Yes, this is the offending snarl.

This snarl emerged from the centre pull of my Patons Kroy Sock yarn skein. When I untangled it, you can see my discovery. Both of its ends were broken from the skein leaving me high and dry in the middle of a lace row on my shawl.

The knitting goddess must have been looking down on me. I was able to knit to the end of my row with a bit of yarn to spare. I had only knit about five rows with this skein.

In the past, I’ve knit with skeins where the yarn emerges in a knot tieing broken ends together. But, this is the worst yet. Quality control where are you!

I hope there are no other snarls this Fiber Arts Friday at Wonder Why Gal’s. I’ll be checking to see.

Happy Fiber Arting!


Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

Oh no! You must have good karma with those knitting goddesses. (usually I push my own luck and run out mid-row)

WonderWhyGal said...

Yikes! I've had that happen a lot. Of course I'm not knitting a lace pattern plus my knitting is full of mistakes so I plow through and just knit them in. Eventually I won't do this but ick!

Thanks for sharing in Fiber Arts Friday and I love your FAF Button.

Fran / Blue Gal said...

Have you tried spit grafting? With wool if you wet both frayed ends of the yarn, lay them end over end, and roll them between your hands (fast with lots of friction) you can get a strong join as the wool ends felt to each other. It's also not noticeable as you knit it. I use this technique a lot.

Anonymous said...

I hate it when that happens! I had one where it seemed like the knot was tying two wholly separate skeins together. The colorway changed a LOT after the knot. So annoying!

Glad you were able to work with it; I love the Multnomah!