Red Heart Sashay Yarn problem...
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I bought some Red Heart Sashay yarn and started knitting a ruffle scarf. I got about 6 inches into the scarf and find that 2 pieces of yarn have been sewn together! Has anyone else run into this problem? I have a couple other colors in this yarn and unrolled them to find the same thing! Does anyone know how I can contact the company? I tried to "hide" the problem but it is very noticeable when trying to do this. Thank-you for your advice!
I have had to join several of the various styles of ruffle yarns with good results. Overlapping the two ends of the yarn for one full needle's worth (7 stitches if you cast on 7, etc.) and after another few rows the join is usually invisible; if it still does not hang properly, I just use a standard sewing needle and thread and catch the end up a little higher into the core of the scarf.
These yarns are really forgiving. Each one I've done has turned out beautifully. Some of the yarns are more difficult to work with than others, but the results have always been good.
If the join comes well into my work, I run a lifeline before attempting the join because stitches in these yarns are almost impossible to pick up once off the needle.
I haven't encountered any skeins where the yarn was already sewn together. Perhaps the needle-and-thread method is your best bet in this case. Or, if all else fails, cut out the seam and return to my first paragraph.
I spent $14 on a skein of a scarf yarn on a website and found a giant knot. I trimed the knot and it is kind of hidden by the ruffles but I was told 2-3 knots are allowed per skein! That is 2-3 too many in my opinion.
This is actually not a knot...the 2 pieces of yarn are sewn together.
If you don't want it bring or send the yarn back where you purchase it.
Yes, i did run across a huge knot in the middle of my work, I think I had to sew the two piecies together then continue on knitting. Where I sew the two ends you never saw it because it was hidden inside of the ruffle.
If you watch any of the online videos put out by the companies, they will show you what to do with a join. It seems those yarns get more breaks than regular yarn. BUT NO, you can't just knit over the sewn seam and expect it to hide. As with knots, you need to undo/cut out, and overlap the yarns. I have found I can even do the close knot after the knitting, as many show to finish off, and it will hide among the ruffles.
Actually I have had this happen and I did contact the company. Although the 2 pieces were joined together, the thin edge at the top started to unravel so be careful.
I finally got angry and wasn't going to continue to waste my time if it was going to unravel, so I emailed the company. They were far from apologetic and said they didn't see of problem. They sent me a new ball of wool, 5 months later. I vowed never to use their product again!
When rejoining, you need to fold the edge back, to double up the top hole
I've never had this problem with Sashay. I did have a knot with another brand. I just cut it out, overlapped the new piece with the old piece for a few stitches and you can't see a thing.
I found a big hole in one skein of Sashay and another skein had two ends tied tog. I untied the knot then sewed the two ends tog. w/reg. sewing thread. On the hole I just ran my sewing needle thru. any of the loose ends that would un ravel and pulled it all up tight and sewed it good. After you get the scarf done you have to really hunt to find the mended places.
It's not only in the R.H. Sashay. I have found the same things in the more expensive scarf yarn. I just mend and then proceed.
I also draw up the loose ends when I finish a scarf. If you don't in time they could un ravel too. Just take matching thread and needle and go thru all the loose crochet chains on the ends of the scarf yarn, draw them up and secure w/the needle and thread. It also helps if you put a dab of Fray Check on your mended thread ends and that will keep your sewing thread from coming untied.
This takes a few min. longer, but is a really good way to keep from all your lovely work from maybe coming undone later.
I had a simmilar problem with Patons Pirouette. Same type of yarn that knits the ruffled scarfs. I unwound this yarn in order to rewind on a card so as to flatten it and make it easier to knit with. On doing this I discovered two places that had knots joining it. Usually on regular woven yarn I would be able to deal with knots. A website was listed on the band around the yarn,and I found a listing of how to contact the company. They did reply and gave me some instructions on handling this. Go to Lion Brand.com and from there you should be able to contact them.
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I found out from the yarn co. that so many flaws are allowed so I just repair them and go on with my knitting. I have found flaws in all differnt brands also.
It's no different than finding knots in any other yarn. By complaining to the co. I also found so many flaws are allowed.
I find it very irritating, but so far nothing has been done to correct it so I just deal w/it.
There would have to be a lot of people complaining and boycotting all the companies before they would "MAYBE" change their quality control. I'm thinking that would be never. UGH!!
In the olden' days I never had the problem...but today's times, all the time.
I have been lucky but think I've made my own luck with respect to frilly scarf yarns. I do prewrap them onto a paper towel tube so I come across any knots or joins well ahead of time. By doing that, I can find where I need to make an invisible join in my scarf. I simply cut the yarn where the appropriate color ends, fold the yarn over on each end (so that it's 4 ply and knit as usual. This way I don't have any ravelling ends or unusual color changes. Knowing before hand saves me the hassle of having to deal with this
"on the go" as it were. Happy knitting everyone =)
I've used the invisible hemming ribbon that you iron on. If you decide to use this you need to be careful what you put under the yarn and the invisible hemming ribbon so it won't stick to the yarn.