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Russian Join
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Jan 11, 2017 14:11:19   #
I just learned how to join two pieces of yarn with the Russian Join. I had two partial balls of the same color, and joined them easily before making a new cake with my ball winder. When I knitted with the yarn, I barely noticed the join (just a smidge thicker in that spot) and don't notice it in the finish product. Videos are available on the web, look up Rusiian Join.
Jan 11, 2017 14:19:10   #
Thanks for the suggestion, it will be handy to know how to join yarn easily.
Jan 11, 2017 14:41:34   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
I have used the Russian Join ever since I heard about it on KP a couple of years ago. I love it. It is not noticeable in the finished item. I hate knots and for me, the Russian Join is the only way to go.
Jan 11, 2017 16:03:53   #
junebjh (a regular here)
I made a huge blanket of scraps using this join so no ends to deal with and there would have been hundreds.
Jan 11, 2017 17:27:16   #
Nanxy (a regular here)
I have used the Russian join for several years, and have never had an issue.
Jan 12, 2017 07:43:43   #
mombr4 (a regular here)
Have heard a lot about using this join here on KP,
haven't had a chance to try it but when I do need to join two yarn will remember to try it.

Thanks for the reminder
Jan 12, 2017 08:08:02   #
gardenpoet (a regular here)
I've been using it too and really find it easy and useful!
Jan 12, 2017 08:35:26   #
I have been using it for joining yarns for the knitting machine as well as for hand knitting. Works great.
Jan 12, 2017 14:20:38   #
mochamarie (a regular here)
I have used it several times but it works best for me with yarn that has a high wool content--Lion Brand amazing, for example. I used it on some slippery sock yarn and made a scarf. Well, I can see that it is loosening and hope it holds.
Jan 12, 2017 14:50:16   #
I love the Russian Join. It's only a bit of increase in the thickness and it never unravels. Also, it's easy to do after one or two tries.
Jan 12, 2017 16:22:03   #
stitchin' time (a regular here)
Not for me. Too much work. Have my own method of joining I learned from my Mother 80 years ago. I'm ancient.
Jan 12, 2017 16:35:57   #
Nanxy (a regular here)
stitchin' time wrote:
Not for me. Too much work. Have my own method of joining I learned from my Mother 80 years ago. I'm ancient.

Please share, we may learn something new (old)
Jan 12, 2017 16:58:48   #
Grandma Jo
The Russian Join works well for thinner but not the heavier yarns.
Jan 12, 2017 18:46:57   #
knitbreak (a regular here)
Grandma Jo wrote:
The Russian Join works well for thinner but not the heavier yarns.

I agree with that it works best with thinner yarns,too. I love this join and use it the most.
Jan 12, 2017 20:35:44   #
Pearls Girls (a regular here)
I use Russian join on all thicknesses of yarn. I have shared the idea with many friends. One came to knitting group the other day saying she tried it and it was so easy only one she is going to use from now on. It really is good & simple.
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