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May 4, 2011 18:33:50   #
JJMM88
 
Anyone know how to connect the yarn ends without tie the yarn? I read from somewhere that you start a new skein from the begining of row, is there another way to do it without being visiable?
 
May 4, 2011 19:04:13   #
dianeoney
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_c7567uOec this will show you a russian join which is an excellent way to connect yarn
May 4, 2011 19:12:19   #
Baker
 
That really is a great way to join, I thank you so much.
May 4, 2011 19:12:58   #
markona
 
A method I have used with success is to splice the yarns together from each connecting ball using a tapestry needle.
Method: Thread the needle with yard and thread through the the yarn you wish to join in for about 4" leaving a short amount of yarn exposed at each end. Pull yarn gently to secure and knit up as usual, ends can be trimmed later. This method is not that suitable for fine baby knits as it does show a little. Great for expensive mohairs etc.
May 4, 2011 19:56:18   #
JJMM88
 
Thank you so much, I will give it a try.
May 5, 2011 07:18:19   #
jas
 
since I discovered the "Russian join" method, it is all I use. It used to be a challenge to hide the knot and then the tails but this method solves all that!
 
May 5, 2011 07:55:52   #
GrandmaD2012
 
The russian join will not work on acrylics - I knit or crochet with the two yarns together for a few stitches - not only at the end or beginning of a row. If the join would be right on the front of a sweater though I would join at the point where a seam would cover the join.
May 5, 2011 08:07:22   #
atidysum
 
I do the same. I knit about 6 or 7 stitches with both strands in the middle of the row and then on the return knit both and then weave them when I am done.
May 5, 2011 08:32:10   #
phyllis516
 
I watched the 2 min video. This looks like an excellent way to avoid a knot even at the start of a row. Thanks for sharing, Phyllis
May 5, 2011 09:51:07   #
jeanmb
 
dhdehamer wrote:
The russian join will not work on acrylics - I knit or crochet with the two yarns together for a few stitches - not only at the end or beginning of a row. If the join would be right on the front of a sweater though I would join at the point where a seam would cover the join.


The "Spit" join doesn't work on acrylics.. the Russian join as shown in the video is perfect for them.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_c7567uOec
May 5, 2011 10:08:33   #
grosvenor
 
to JJMM88

There was a request under 'joining mohair' recently, to which I offered the following advice:

knit(or purl) 1 stitch with the 'new' yarn, the knit/purl 1 stitch with the 'old' yarn. Repeat this until all the old has been used and the new yarn is already 'embeded'

Just changing one stitch at a time means there is no extra or old yarn at the back of the work, and it is invisible.

There were many favourable replies to this suggestion


Grosvenor
 
May 5, 2011 10:13:44   #
moni
 
hi jjmm88
Thank you so much for asking. I learned something new today with that link that you received about joining two yarns together. I have been knitting for 55 years and I did not know that one.
Moni
May 5, 2011 10:43:40   #
StellasKnits (a regular here)
 
If you're knitting with wool you can carefully separate the ends of each piece, intertwine them together again and slightly dampen. Then place the join area in the palm of your hand and, using your thumb of your other hand roll the fibers quickly in the palm of your hand. This will heat up the fibers and lightly "felt" the wool. You'll have a really strong join too!
May 5, 2011 10:44:55   #
StellasKnits (a regular here)
 
markona wrote:
A method I have used with success is to splice the yarns together from each connecting ball using a tapestry needle.
Method: Thread the needle with yard and thread through the the yarn you wish to join in for about 4" leaving a short amount of yarn exposed at each end. Pull yarn gently to secure and knit up as usual, ends can be trimmed later. This method is not that suitable for fine baby knits as it does show a little. Great for expensive mohairs etc.


I LIKE this! :thumbup: Never tried it but I am going to give it a try next time I need to join acrylics.
May 5, 2011 11:09:50   #
jibit
 
Oh way cool!!! I've had the same problem myself, with only knowing how to join yarn by tying the ends together. This will look sooooo much nicer in all my projects. Woo hoo!! :thumbup:
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