sprite writes
broodings from the burrow

July 13, 2011

wip woes on wednesday
posted by soe 11:21 pm

It’s been a while since I shared a knitting work in progress here, so I thought today would be a good time to do so.

I am knitting a pair of Skews. I’m using this pretty rainbow striping yarn, Regia in their Nation line:

Skew #1

I ran into a problem with the first sock, so I thought I’d cast on the second sock while I mulled over what to do with the first.

Skews on Hold

But I didn’t even finish the full set of increases on the toe before running into the exact same problem with the second sock.

What? You don’t notice a problem? Let me give you a closer look:

Knot #1

Knot #2

Yup. Knots.

I realize that large manufacturers consider a knot in a skein not to be a big problem. (I’ve even heard of some companies that feel it’s kosher to give you a skein with up to three knots, but I think we all agree that’s beyond reasonable!) And I could live with it, except, you see, in the ROYGBV scheme of things neither blue nor purple immediately follow yellow.

Yep, they cut out several colors when they tied them back on.

So, here’s my dilemma. Do I suck it up and just knit on (yes, knitters, I would cut out the knots themselves, rather than knit them into my sock) and live with mismatched rainbows? Or do I cut out the length of yarn between the knot and the next repeat of the correct color, knowing this will mean shorter socks? We’re talking yards and yards here…


What would you do?

Category: knitting. There is/are 7 Comments.