What (k)not to do

I don’t really believe in knitting rules. As long as whatever you’re doing works for you, go for it. There is, however, one exception, one rule I live (knit?) by: No knots in knitting.

I broke this rule the other day. And the results were really… great.

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I must start by saying the reason for the knotting happening was that I was completely stumped on how to otherwise join this new ball of single ply 100% silk to the first one. Felting (my go to method) obviously wasn’t going to work, Russian join wasn’t going to work, overlapping the two strands for a few stitches seemed like tempting fate with such a slippery yarn and loose gauge… so I remembered reading about the magic knot a while ago and decided to give it a go.

I may be a knot convert yet. I was pulling like crazy on that knot and it wasn’t going anywhere, and it’s damned near invisible in the project.

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All snuggled up with the bumps. Excellent.

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2 thoughts on “What (k)not to do

  1. Great results! I think whether to use the magic knot all depends on if you can hide the knot well in the stitches. It’s a bit tricky with crochet, so I don’t use it every time. It looks like it turned out very nicely with your knit project.

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