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How do you join yarn?

November 19, 2007 , , , , , , ,

I found that there are many ways to join yarn (joining a new ball of yarn when the previous one has run out). Which way to you use?
I used to use 1) making a knot (Weaver’s knot)
2) and knit in method.

My mom just taught me to use another way: making a braid with two strands of the old yarn and one strand of the new yarn. IT works really well.

But, when knitting lace, how to you join the yarn so that the tail of the yarn won’t slip out from the lace pattern??

Splitting plies and re-twisting?

Russian join?

Any more good ideas to share??


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Hmm, the weavers knot looks really interesting… must try out next time.

I usually felt the ends together for wool, and knit in a few stitches with both ends for cotton.

For laces in wool, I’ll overlap the ends a bit more (3-4″), and felt them first. It’s almost like a felt in + knit in combined for extra security.


November 20, 2007

I use knit in method if the lace yarn is fine and hairy (i.e kid silk haze) it becomes almost invisible when blocked. I use russian join + felt a little bit with water (make sure with very clean hands lol) when working with fine wool lace yarn.

Angela Wu

November 20, 2007

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