Russian Join

The Russian Join is a great way to join a new skein of yarn in the midst of a project. This join is very sturdy with minimal bulk added to the fabric. Best of all, there are no tails to weave in! I especially like to use the Russian Join in shawls to eliminate the pesky tails that seem to pop out even after careful weaving.

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  1. Jan
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    Wow, thanks for showing us this method!

  2. Julie White
    Posted April 26, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Permalink

    This is a great technique! Thanks so much for posting. Question: is it best with a certain weight of yarn?

  3. Posted April 26, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    Works with all weights!

  4. Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    Would you recommend using the Russian Join to change colors within a project?
    I’m working on a two-color dishcloth, using cotton yarn. I haven’t changed yarn color in a project before, so was looking for how to do that. From your description, changing yarn for a new skein doesn’t seem to be too terribly dofferent from changing yarn due to a color change. I have to change color 3x within each 12 row section, which I’ll repeat till I reach desired length. Is there a better / different way to change yarn color? Thanks, and I refer to your videos often!

  5. Posted February 4, 2014 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Ok, why do I try to knit or read after midnight?! I just watched the Russian Join video, and though it’s a super slick method, I’m seeing now that it won’t work for a color change at the end of a row. Seriously, someone should lock up all my yarn after 11:00pm…

  6. Posted February 4, 2014 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    When changing colors as often as you will be in your project, I would carry the yarns up the side. Watch my Carrying Yarn Up the Side video.

  7. Lori L
    Posted April 20, 2014 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Great technique! I will be using this in SO many of my future knitting projects. Thanks!

  8. Helen Steinfeldt
    Posted September 3, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the video lessons. I refer to them often when I’m stumped on a technique.

  9. Rosemary
    Posted October 11, 2014 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    What a wonderful technique. Thanks you for sharing.

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