18 thoughts on “Join New Yarn

  1. I’m knitting a jacket in Garter Stitch with wool that changes colour itself all through the ball. But I don’t like how I can see that colour change showing on the wrong side. Is there anyway to not show this? Cheers from Pauline

  2. Welcome to knitting! Yes, you can just cut the old yarn leaving a tail to weave in later. This can be done as many times as you would like. If you are going to stripe, I suggest watching my Carrying Yarns Up the Side video to avoid cutting your yarn at each color change.

  3. I just started knitting about week ago, I find that your videos are very helpful. if I wanted to change color in the middle of my work, but still have a lot of my original color, would I just cut a tail about 8″ then join the yarn ? How many times can that be done in a project ?

  4. Thanks for knitting Building Blocks with me! The Russian Join video will show you how to join yarn in the middle of a row with no knots. Happy knitting!

  5. I saw a video about joining yarn in the middle of the row without knots but now I can’t find it. What is it listed under?? thank you?
    I am doing building blocks and have learned so much, I don’t want to stop until I finish the block. Then I can’t wait to start the next one, things I thought were too hard to do are really easy and with your videos, I can check to see if I’m doing them right.
    thank you so much.

  6. I taught myself to knit with lots of experts along the way giving me advice. I purchased your book, Building Blocks and I am knitting the largest project that I have tackled so far. Thank you for supporting me with videos and giving me the confidence to knit the blanket.

  7. I just starting knitting in January (2013) and I am doing your block of the month class at my local yarn shop, Fanciwerks in Apple Valley, CA. I have learned so much and now have the confidence to take on new projects. Your Video lessons are the best!!!
    Thank you,
    Melissa G

  8. How nice to hear from you, Viy! Unfortunately, the “running stitch” is a characteristic on the wrong side of garter stitch.The best that can be done with your situation is to knit even number of rows in garter stitch before changing colors (ex. 2 in blue, 2 in green, 2 in red). This will give a nice flow to the back. Good luck!

  9. Hi, Michelle-

    Is there a technique that will prevent the “running stitch” pattern (line) from forming on the wrong side of the fabric when one changes yarn colors either in circular or flat knitting? I am thinking of stripes in a blanket, for example, where I would like to not have that obvious yarn change line on the wrong side. The blanket is done in garter stitch.

    Thanks for all your very instructive videos. You are a very good teacher; but then, I already knew that from having taken some of your classes already.

  10. I wasn’t sure if I was joining the new color properly & it was too late to call my personal tutor so I checked the video for how to join new yarn & found out I was doing it right!! These videos are really helpful. Keep up the good work Michelle.

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