Our very own Jeanne stars in this knitting instructional article about how to do a Russian join. We hope you enjoy it!
This is a really nice, slick way to join two yarns together.
1. Take the tail end of your old working yarn and the beginning part of your new yarn and lay one over the other, so that they cross in the middle. You may want to work on your lap or on a table.
2. Thread the tail end of the old yarn with a tapestry needle and then insert the needle about one inch into the length of the old yarn.
3. Pull needle through until tail comes out, take tapestry needle out and pull it snug and you have joined the two together on one side.
4. Now we do the exact same thing with the new yarn that you are joining.
5. Take the needle and pinch yarn and thread it through the needle - so now you have the new yarn on the tapestry needle.
6. Thread the needle for one inch through the new yarn (threading back on itself down the length of the yarn for about an inch) and pull the needle through. Pull on the tail and snug it up.
7.Then snip the ends - maybe leave a tiny tail to after your item is washed you can finish the tail up.
You're going to love this join!
Posted by Doug of Jimmy Beans Wool
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