We’re KNOT Going to Take It!

Eep! I almost forgot to post about this here on this blog, even though I’ve talked about it a few times on the Pointy Sticks podcast. Today is We’re KNOT Going to Take It! day! Write the yarn companies and tell them what you think of their knotty yarn. Why do they think it is ok to sell us yarn at $10-15 a skein when it is full of knots? Especially when it is yarn that makes stripes and it messes with the pattern? Tell them how you feel!

Also, take a moment to thank the good yarn companies. They deserve to know that their quality pays off, and we all appreciate good yarn!

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

4 replies on “We’re KNOT Going to Take It!”

Down at our local yarn shop we have had balls so full of knots that people have returned them. My LYS owner will simply send them back to the company, which I think makes a stronger message to the yarn companies. I mean if they had to refund and take back every one that was unacceptable perhaps they would stop making them in the first place.

I love your podcast, btw, and have listened to every episode.

Having worked in a yarn shop for a few years, I do have to agree with Yvonne. If your skein has an excessive number of knots in it, bring it back to the yarn shop where you bought it and ask for an exchange. (I know this doesn’t help much if it’s stash yarn and you only discover the knotty yarn long after the shops return policy expired.)

But I do have to ask, what do you consider an excessive number of knots? Two or three, seven or eight per skein? Knots can’t be eliminated entirely, but it also helps to know how to deal with them when they do show up. If it’s pure wool (not superwash), spit splicing is your friend.

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