Having lots of scrappy yarn ends hanging from your knitting project is just a reminder that when you get to the end you’re going to have to tediously darn them invisibly into your work. So, I was intrigued to read Theresa Vinson Stenersen’s article about split-splicing yarn on Knitty.
A couple of days ago I started knitting a jumper using Sirdar Eco Wool, a beautifully soft organic undyed wool which is a perfect candidate for trying out this technique. I got to the end of the first ball of yarn today so I decided to give it a go.
Fingers crossed, but it seemed to work really well. In fact, after it had dried it was pretty hard to work out where the join was. Split-splicing will only work with a natural fibre like wool, but Theresa has a couple of other techniques you can try with other kinds of yarn. Give it a go, and let me know how it works out!