Originally Posted by jk175d
It was the tour, but this time it was poly mains, gosen cross. It's never a problem getting the poly into the shared holes since it's plenty stiff. But for some reason this time I just couldn't get the gosen through the shared hole for the starting knot. Finally did succeed after moving the poly main a little bit with an awl. I knew you guys would have some ideas, thanks.
Did you also cut the softer string at an angle? That way it has a sharp pointed side to easily enter and pass the blocking string.