The Russian Join

No matter how long I knit and hook – new tricks and techniques never fail to amaze me! Here comes today’s enlightenment when looking for a way to invisibly join yarn (and felting was not an option). Of course, there are several videos on the net but – proud as I am – I prefer to post pictures instead:

Work a pointed needle through your yarn ...
Work a pointed needle through your yarn …
... and pull it through ...
… and pull it through …
... make sure to leave a loop ...
… make sure to leave a loop …
... pull the new yarn through ...
… pull the new yarn through …
... repeat what you did before ...
… repeat what you did before …
... admire the 2 loops ...
… admire the 2 loops …
... now pull those two strands und smooth them (firm but careful) ...
… now pull those 2 strands und smooth them (firmly but carefully) …
... and finally trim the ends.
… and finally trim the ends.

That’s it! Okay, you knew that all along but I didn’t. And I am so happy with it!

Look at the scarf I am working on: can you tell where one strand ends and the new one starts?

Russian Join häkelmonster.com

Well, I can’t – that’s for sure. And I was wondering whether you have tricks and techniques that saved you more than once and that you’d be willing to share?

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Stitch Boom Bang
Stitch Boom Bang
7 Jahre zuvor

That is brilliant.

alohanoa
alohanoa
7 Jahre zuvor

I’ve seen this technique on You Tube, but I’ve been afraid to try it. So far, I’ve only been adventurous enough to try the Magic Knot, which I LOVE. Your post has inspired me to maybe consider trying this 🙂

HannahDavis
HannahDavis
7 Jahre zuvor

It looks so good, I love it!