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woensdag 20 juni 2012

joining yarn the Russian way

 Do you also hate weaving in ends ?  Look what I found on the Lion Brand blog : a very easy way to solve that problem.

The Russian join is an excellent technique for attaching a new skein of yarn or for changing colors. Best of all, it creates a secure join, so you can keep crocheting or knitting without worrying about yarn ends! Here are instructions on how to complete the Russian join in 7 easy steps. I’ve used 2 different colors of yarn, but this is a great technique for attaching a new skein of the same color yarn, too!

 1. Thread a blunt needle with one end of yarn.
2. Work the needle through the plies of your yarn for a few inches. Don’t worry if this looks bunched up now.
3. Pull your working yarn through, leaving a small loop at the end. This is where the second piece of yarn will be attached.
4. Thread your needle with the second piece of yarn, then insert the needle into the small loop you created before.
5. Pull a few inches of yarn through the small loop.
6. Like you did before, work the needle through the plies of your second piece of yarn.
7. Give each strand a little tug to smooth out the bunching. You now have a secure join! Trim off any excess ends.

That’s all there is to it! Depending on your yarn, you may notice that this joined area is slightly thicker than the rest of your yarn. I find this isn’t very noticeable when I’ve worked my projects, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Ok- I've learned something new!!! This totally rocks!

    Thanks do much for stoping by my blog and saying you will come to the blog party! I'm sure there are lots of people who will want to follow your great blog! ( I love knitters!!!)

    Be sure to check back with my blog later this summer for updates. And-- this fall we will have a badge to share with all our friends.

    Im positive we can grow your blog--- it will be fun!!


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