I decided that since my wrist didn’t like me knitting on 2mm needles all the time, I’d better find something in a larger gauge. Hence Clapotis number 2:
In my defence, I did work on Tubey for a bit, but it is mostly wool. And my hands
sweat glow. So really, it’s all for my health – isn’t it?
I went for the purl-stitch-into-drop-stitch method I’d read about other people doing and it’s working really well for me.
The yarn I’m using is Lousia Harding Sari Ribbon that I got from Get Knitted via Uknitty (for winning a competition she ran – still no blogging from her, I hope she’s doing OK).
Winding the first three skeins went quite well, but the last one was a complete ‘mare! It was already a bit tangled and the inner part of the skein was wound tighter than the outer part. And then I found a join. Well, not really a join more of a knot. Hence what follows; a tutorial for how to join ribbon yarn so that it is (virtually) invisible:
The join will be slightly thicker than the surrounding yarn, but it is hardly noticable and is the best way of joining ribbon yarn (in my humble opinion!)
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