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Learn How To Do A Russian Join For Joining Yarn Balls
Unfortunately, yarn balls are not infinite and they run out. In this video tutorial, we will show you Russian join for joining yarn when you are in the middle of your knitting project.
There are many different ways of joining a new ball of yarn. We have previously featured two basic methods are probably the two easiest and most common joining techniques.
You can find the video tutorials for these two joining techniques here: Joining Yarn When Knitting [A How To Video Tutorial].
A third and quite popular joining method is the Russian Join. Personally, I find this technique a bit fiddly, however, it is ideal for joining cotton or acrylic yarns. Of course, it will also work equally well with wool, but you might consider using spit splicing instead.
Staci, over at Very Pink Knits, has made this great video tutorial. Have a look at how she is joining a new ball of yarn when she is running out
Have you tried this joining technique? What do you think?
Leave a comment and let us know which method you use!
You can find more tips and tricks when knitting here: Knitting Tips & Tricks.
Watch Staci and see how she joins two balls of yarn the Russian way!
I have just watch how to do the Russian join. I have been knitting and crocheting for many years and have only just heard about this. I will be trying this and do it in the future. Thank You
Thank you for reaching out to us, and letting us know. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tutorial, and will be giving the Russian join a try! Please be sure to let us know how it goes.
All the best,
I have been knitting for 35 years without thinking about other ways to join yarn than my mom showed me. Excellent video – thanks!!
Does the Russian join work as well with lace yarn?
Never used it before – this is great! I’m crocheting right now but this obviously perfect for knitting.
Marge – Thank you for the positive comment. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tutorial, and will be giving the Russian join a try!
Very clear demonstration. Thank you!
Just watched How to Russian join, wow! will be trying this, thanks
Is there a video for the spit splice? Have never done either…
Yes, you can find it here: https://theknittingspace.com/spit-splicing-yarn/
I try to use this method whenever using DK or thicker yarn because it means no weaving in of ends. Love it!
Can’t wait to give this a go. Hate sewing in joined yarns. X
So simple and just commonsense.
Thanks for the simplicity of your instructions.
This is awesome- thank you so much for the video !!