Friday, February 20, 2009
Mini Mochi Love Hate
I started a mini mochi sock a few days ago and there are a few things I love about it. The repeat lengths is great. The yarn feels very soft to knit with, and these socks will feel terrific There are a few slubby places...thick yarn with almost no twist in it...that is sort of odd but I don't mind it. And the price is right...about $8 a ball although you'll need two balls for a pair of socks.
But right now I'm sort of hating the mini mochi. Why? Well, one of my loves is the color repeat. But right after I got through one set of colors, there was a knot in my ball...and the color jumped from red to GREEN with the knot. As you can see from the sock, this is not the 'natural' color repeat.
So I broke the yarn at the knot, wound off a bunch of yarn til I got to the 'correct' color repeat, spit spliced, and began knitting. But honestly? This put me right off Mini mochi.
I know these knots are found in other yarns (cough NORO cough) and I also had this problem with Kauni from Webs. This yarn came from Jimmy Bean's, so I'll write them and tell them about it.