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Aquaria
02-03-2007, 05:51 AM
Someone pleeeeease help me... :pout:
What should I do?? :waah:
Would felting the two joints be a good choice? Will they hold together after using the felting method? Or are there any better suggestions?? :shrug: :pout:

horve1
02-03-2007, 06:46 AM
Check out the videos on joining techniques. They should help you decide which will work best for you. Felting might, depending on the kind of yarn. Good luck!

Vendie
02-03-2007, 09:02 AM
Felting can work well if the yarn is feltable. I personally find though that felt-joining works best on a single-ply yarn (not what you have there).


If you have enough, and it looks like you, pick up both the old yarn and new yarn and work 3 to 5 stitches with them held together (those stitches WILL be thicker than the rest, but it really doesn't show). Then drop the old yarn and keep working with the new yarn. This is my favorite way to join in a new yarn, especially mid-row.

Good luck!

brendajos
02-03-2007, 09:10 AM
If nothing else, you could always tink back to the beginning of the row and then just start knitting from there with the new end that you have there.

Deeknit
02-03-2007, 09:31 AM
I've had to do the same thing Brendajos is speaking of....

Be forworned about the WoolPeddler Velvet yarn.....yikes that stuff broke on me all the time and I became quite proficient in tinking back to the end of a row......Geesh.

Dee Dee

Jan in CA
02-03-2007, 01:30 PM
My daughter's kitten chewed through my yarn and I suddenly discovered the wet, soggy end like you have. :doh: It was wool and I felted the join. What I do to felt the joins is the same as Amy's video where you slip the yarn so it's not so thick. Or you can tink back and just start a new yarn.

Braden
02-03-2007, 02:19 PM
If it is wool, I would use the felted join. With acrylic or something synthetic, I would use the Russian join.

Aquaria
02-03-2007, 08:18 PM
Whew! THANKS A BILLION GUYS! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
I'm finally off the hook! I used the Russian join because the yarn was acrylic and it won't felt. The Russian join worked out nice and neat, and of course, tight! :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

Thanks again everybody! You people are always helpful :notworthy: