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Old 06-09-2008, 11:55 AM   #8
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Goodness, the Russian join looks so easy when Amy does it on the video, but I'm having some difficulty. I've been practicing on my pile of yarn scraps. I'm not sure, but I think the eye of the needle is too large because it 'sticks' when I try to pull it through. However, I tried a smaller needle but I couldn't get the yarn through the eye.

After I pull the yarn through, I go back and try to smooth it out, which works a little, but the join is still lumpy, bumpy, and thick. Does is just take a lot of practice? Any hints, tips, or tricks to this?

I want to learn how to do this because I really like the idea of cutting down on so much wasted yarn. I'm guessing I have enough scraps of yarn to equal a skein.
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