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Old 01-19-2013, 03:12 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DavidSydney63 View Post
I must say, I don't like starting a new ball of yarn in the middle of a row as I'm not confident with the russian method of joining yarn. And, often, I'm working with hybrid commercial yarns that have polyester or synthetic blending with animal fibers and they don't splice together very well for me.
I have the same problem. I always feel like knotting cottons and acrylic/nylon blends in order to get a decent join. I think joins in the middle of a row are often noticeable anyway, even with wool and the Russian method. There is often a slight thickness or stiffness there. Well, at least there is on my sweaters.

Also, I love this topic. I never gauge correctly whether or not I have enough left for a row. I always think I have so much yarn left, but I read somewhere that you need at least four times the length of your row for st st. That's a lot!
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