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Sunday, 30 August 2015

Russian Join


From twist Bloggish Bits

Today, I'm going to give you a tutorial on the Russian Join. A Russian Join is a way to start a new ball of yarn without weaving in ends!
The Russian Join is particularly helpful when:
You are joining non-felting yarn (to use instead of a spit-splice)
You are joining fine-weight yarn, such as fingering or lace weight
You are conserving yarn - there's very little waste.
Keep in mind - the yarn will be slightly thicker where the join is, and may show, depending upon your stitch pattern. So far, I haven't had any unsightly effects using this join, and I use it frequently!

Pull the ends of the yarn so that your loops close, but don't pull tight. You want the yarn to lay flat and not bunch up.

Trim the ends close to the yarn join.

Continue knitting or crocheting.

After you have worked through this join, tug your fabric a bit lengthwise & width-wise.
A couple of ends may poke out.
Just trim them down, eventually they'll work to a resting place.

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