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?
I don't have an answer but am interested in the replies you get.
I'm just finishing a linen scarf and used a braided join. It worked well!
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.
Thank you everyone. I will check out the braided join.
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
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.
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.
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
Thank you for all your suggestions. I will definitely be trying some of them.