There’s no more polite name for it (‘saliva-enhanced yarn joins‘? nah…). Spit splicing is something you probably don’t want to do in public, but in the privacy of your own home or studio, it is a lifesaver for certain yarns. For example, I’m working on my NaKniSweMo sweater, in Tahki Donegal Tweed. Weaving in ends makes for bulk so I’m spit splicing as I go along, which is virtually undetectable.
(Not to mention I just finished a project for an upcoming Stitch Cooperative project that involved weaving in a zillion ends and I can’t bear one more loose end at the moment! Of any kind!)
The pattern I’m planning to release from this piece already has a name (Torc), and I’m ashamed to say that while this particular bag of Tahki was purchased specifically to knit Rogue, I’ve just never gotten around to it. It’s ok, I’ve got another bag of it in a different color, one of these days I will knit Rogue. Heck, I even swatched for it. Jenna, I swatched for you. I don’t swatch for anyone. But you…you I will swatch.
Fingers crossed Torc lives up to its big sister Rivulet…my most popular pattern, and it also started out as a NaKniSweMo project!