I'm working on a moss stitch knit baby blanket with Hobbycraft's In The Zone tubular yarn, which is 100% polyester. I've come to the end of my first skein and I'm struggling to figure the best way to join the strands together to continue my work so it doesn't create a bump from a knot.

I usually use the Invisible knot technique with regular fibre yarn, but because this yarn isn't "yarn" in the traditional sense, tying it together in this way still creates a knot which would be noticeable in a knitted blanket (I find them easier to hide in crocheting).

I've scoured YouTube and tried a method for tubular/tape yarn, but because this stuff has kind of a poly filling in it, this method didn't work either.

The photo has a diagonal cross-section of the end of a strand so you can get an idea of its composition. I would be grateful for any advice on this! =)enter image description here

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    It’s nice that you share your solution with us, but please don’t write three answers - just edit one to have all the pictures and text and then delete the others, thanks!
    – Stephie
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 20:45
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    @Stephie please forgive me, I'm still new here... It wasn't immediately obvious how to add multiple photos to a single post. 😟 Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 21:05
  • No problem, it’s just what we „seasoned“ users do - explain and remind. Yes, I could simply have edited the first post and flagged the others for deletion, but a) I‘m on my mobile and b) it’s a „give a man a fish“ vs. „teach a man to fish“ situation. Welcome to the site!
    – Stephie
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 21:09
  • I think you did exactly the right type of join, especially considering that this blanket wants to look good from both sides. The only thing that might have improved it would have been a mint green thread that blends in... (In cases where the “wrong side” was not going to be visible, I have handled tape yarn joins by leaving 3” or so loose on the back (with a single overhand loop to temporarily keep things from slipping) and going back, after finishing the piece, to sew the two ends neatly together, much as you have done here.) The blanket is very pretty, good job!
    – Laurent R.
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 6:39
  • P.S. I cut and pasted your four entries into one long entry, which is the usual format here. That way your “continuing saga” is all in one place, and doesn’t appear as one question and three answers. 😉 (Someone with a higher pay grade than myself will need to delete the three duplicate “answers” now... )
    – Laurent R.
    Commented Feb 24, 2019 at 6:41

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So, in the meantime, I'm trying something a bit different... It's not the neatest sewing job, but I've managed to sew the strands together, doing a basic up and down through the middle (with the strands overlapping each other) and then looping over and under each side to hold it together on the sides as well. At least this way, there's no big knot and it feels pretty sturdy. 🤷‍♀️😅 stitched together

Here's one side of what it looks like worked in with a few rows done extra...

side 1 And here's the other side of the work. Maybe in future, I will sew together a smaller section and snip the excess, as even though the bit I sewed was only about 1cm, it's still a bit noticeable... Though probably still less so than if it was knotted. I'll try to do maybe half a cm next time (tricky!) and if I succeed, I will post back again! In the meantime, if anyone else has any other suggestions, I will gladly receive them! =) side 2

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    Awesome -- thank you for sharing your own solution!
    – Erica
    Commented Jun 7, 2018 at 16:49
  • Looks cool! You could consider it your "signature stitch" to demonstrate that the item is handmade.
    – Charlee
    Commented Apr 1, 2021 at 13:25

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