View Full Version : How do I change to a new ball of yarn?

04-02-2005, 01:31 PM
My question is how to change to a new ball of yarn...same color...I just need to know before I get to the end of the present ball of yarn that I am using. Thanks.

04-02-2005, 01:46 PM
When I am using natural yarns, I use the spit-splice-felt method. I fray the ends of the old yarn and wet them (yep i use my spit), and do the same with the new yarn... then mash the ends together and rub vigorously between my palms to "felt" them. Works like a charm, and you don't have any wierd joins or knots. This does not work on synthetic yarn though.

04-03-2005, 01:16 PM
There is also the Russian Join Method (http://www.geocities.com/mama_bear_007/Russian_Join.html) or you can also just add at the end of the row and weave the ends (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TT.html) into the seam when you're done. That works fine too. Avoid knots though...they aren't necessary and like to pop out when you don't want them to. :shock: