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cdjack 12-09-2007 10:25 PM

Russian Join, where have you been?
Just today I learned to do the Russian join using Amy's video. :cheering:

For some reason, the wool yarn that I am working with didn't want to do a felted join. :shrug:

So, I just had to share because no one around here seems to care just how cool this technique is. No more ends popping out of the sides of scarves!

jess_hawk 12-10-2007 12:28 AM

I love the Russian join, too... I show it to everyone I can!

GinnyG 12-10-2007 08:39 AM

The Russian join works well for superwash wool that won't felt.

aslangirl 12-10-2007 01:57 PM

Wow, that's totally cool! And it looks really easy, too! Thanks for sharing!:cheering:

knitqueen 12-10-2007 02:03 PM

Can you tell where the join is?? Does it make things bulkier? I'm looking for a good join for a solid coloured garment that I'm making and weaving in ends always shows (at least to me!). Is the Russian join more invisible?

cdjack 12-10-2007 03:07 PM

You can't tell where the join is unless you get your project right up next to your face AND you know what you are looking for. But, if you're worried about bulkiness, you can cut out some of the plies where the two yarn intertwine. That way it's the same thickness of the yarn before and after the join.

shifio 12-11-2007 07:00 PM

yes but how and where do i find hoe to do it?

LadyB 12-11-2007 07:08 PM


Originally Posted by shifio (Post 1021759)
yes but how and where do i find hoe to do it?

Amy did a video here. Just scroll down a bit; it's in the "Joining Yarn" section.

plainjane 12-16-2014 11:25 AM

Yay!!!! My question exactly! Thanks so much!

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