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How To Do a Spit Splicing Join

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Posted: Thursday, April 8, 2010
Last Updated: Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our very own Jeanne stars in this knitting instructional article about how to do a spit splicing join. We hope you enjoy it!

Spit Splicing

A nice invisible join using spit (or water)! Some yarns like superwash don't work well for this kind of join, but any regular wool or wool and alpaca blend will work well.

1. Take the two end of yarn and open some of the plies up at the tail ends.

2. Overlap the the two yarns ends together, so that one lays over the other in an opposite fashion. Then using either spit or water, take the ends that you have put together and roll or rub them. The end result is sort of like felting them together.

3. The fibers will join - it might look a little thick and thin at first, but once you have knit with that join and then washed it, you won't be able to see the join at all!

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