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Jun 12, 2018 10:44:32   #
ps802
 
I am knitting a long vest out of Irish linen. I am getting close to the end of the first ball of yarn. What is the best way to join the new yarn?
 
Jun 12, 2018 12:33:49   #
Jiggs
 
I don't have an answer but am interested in the replies you get.
Jun 12, 2018 13:03:51   #
Vickie P (a regular here)
 
I'm just finishing a linen scarf and used a braided join. It worked well!
Jun 12, 2018 15:49:41   #
PhoneGal
 
ohhhh.. is it in two pcs or circular? If it is in two pieces, I would join at the edges and weave in the long piece leftover. Maybe someone else has better advice- I think any other kind of joining, with linen would show.
Jun 12, 2018 15:54:04   #
ps802
 
Thank you everyone. I will check out the braided join.
Jun 13, 2018 08:54:14   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
 
The braided join is the best I have found for linen. Be aware that linen grows when blocked, so a good strong join is necessary
 
Jun 13, 2018 09:09:07   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
If I have to join in the middle, which I rarely do, I split a length of it first and thread it in a needle. Then I unravel the old and new ends, halve the plies and twist. I use the yarn in the needle to secure both ends because it does have a tendency to spring undone.
Jun 13, 2018 15:08:11   #
Laujob
 
I just finished my 5th linen lace cowl. Not sure how different 'Quince' brand linen is from Irish linen. I make all my joins with the braided joins, and thread the ends into the running shaft of yarn. Some joins require a very thin needle to "bury" the ends.
Jun 14, 2018 00:08:36   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I joined my linen yarn by joining at the beginning of row/round I knit with old yarn first stitch then the new yarn then old then new...I do that for 6 stitches then darn the ends
Jun 14, 2018 08:56:11   #
ps802
 
Thank you for all your suggestions. I will definitely be trying some of them.
 
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