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Old 02-08-2009, 09:03 PM   #1
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When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

And you have to tie your yarn together, how do you make sure they dont come undone later? What kind of knot do you make? Do you leave a tail and weave it in or do you cut the ends off right at the base of the knot?

I thought I had mine tied pretty tightly but one came undone while I was still crocheting the longies. I am tempted to put a small bit of super glue on it but I am betting that is a no-no. So how do I make sure they dont come undone later when washing or being worn? This is for when I need to join 2 threads together from different skeins.

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Old 02-08-2009, 09:51 PM   #2
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

I do a felted join. http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
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Tie a square knot, leave long ends & weave in.
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Old 02-08-2009, 09:56 PM   #4
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

I generally do a felted join, but when i cant for whatever reason i do a felted loopity doo (yeah, i made the name up). hold the two stands, wrap around and bring the end through the hole then tighten, then felt together the ends. sometimes ill keep it loose till ive knit past some so i know where i need it to be tightened too
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

It's really really really worth it to learn a felted join. It's dead easy, and will make your work look more professional. Added bonus: no ends to weave in. Nobody likes weaving ends
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

Felted here, too if it's wool. If not, then I use a square knot and weave in the ends.
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

Hmmm... I guess I'm the odd mama out again. I lay the two ends of yarn going in the same direction, so the cut ends are lined up, then I do a knot as close to the end as possible. Kind of like when you are knotting thread on a sewing needle if you are doubling over your thread and using two strands instead of one? I don't know what this is called. But then I just crochet in the ends into my next stitches and you can't see them and don't have to go back to weave in ends. I don't know how it would look with knitting, but it looks fine with crochet pieces.
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

If it's wool, I use a felted join. If it's cotton-ease, I use a Russian join. Right now I am crocheting a kimono wrap sweater for DD with Red Heart Lustersheen, which I know will not lend itself well to either join, but so far I have not had to join a new skein to another, and I don't think I will have to through the project. Whew!
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

I don't tie in a knot, I just over lap the two pieces of yarn and knit them together for several stitches then just tuck the excess in. I've never had it come undone this way.
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Re: When you join 2 skeins together in either knitting or crocheting....

Just wanted to say thank you for the responses! I did the felted join last night and am very happy with it!!! Its incredibly easy, too.
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