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?

4 thoughts on “The Russian Join

  1. 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🙂

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