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koleen 03-18-2013 10:22 PM

cotton yarn
 
What is the best join for using cotton yarn? I'm making the Leafy Baby Blanket in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. Thanx Koleen

salmonmac 03-19-2013 05:42 AM

There are several ways to do this and so it becomes a matter of personal preference. The Russian join works well with cotton yarn and it's shown under Tips on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page.
If you're using two strands held together for the blanket, you need not join both new strands at the same time. You can overlap one old strand and one new strand for a stitch or two and then weave in the ends. Both techniques give a double thickness of yarn for a few sts but it's unnoticeable.
Lovely blanket!
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...y-baby-blanket

AH1OZ 03-19-2013 09:13 AM

i don't know the name of the join...

but I unravel the old end a few inches, and the new end a few inches and then braid them tightly together then trim the ends so it looks like one continuous piece of yarn - the braided section is usually only and inch/2 inches (depending on how slippery the yarn is) and isn't noticeable

Jan in CA 03-19-2013 01:26 PM

One of my knit night friends was just telling us about the braided join! I hadn't heard of it, but just now looked it up. I have a cotton blend sweater I'm anxious to try this on!
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=2-u...%3D2-u66X5RYjc

Here's one for two color join. She used a different ply, finer weight yarn for the second color just to show it could be done with different plies, but I wouldn't knit like that because a sudden change in weight could affect your gauge.
http://www.youtube.com/#/watch?v=2-u...%3D2-u66X5RYjc

She says don't cut the ends till you're done and it's washed which I think is a good idea.

GrumpyGramma 03-19-2013 01:42 PM

Jan, your link took me to youtube but not a particular video. Was it this one?
Here's one for Joining Yarn - The Invisible Braided Join with 2 colors of yarn
Will my links work? I don't know why yours didn't.

I'm not coming up with an occasion I'd want to join two colors as she does for knitting but it's cool to see how she does it.

Jan in CA 03-19-2013 01:44 PM

Ugh. I forgot that I now have a problem posting links from my iPad. Yes that's it. Thanks!

GrumpyGramma 03-19-2013 01:57 PM

You're most welcome, Jan. I'd seen that join before but I've never tried it. It's time I do.

koleen 03-20-2013 04:29 PM

Thank You


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