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Old 05-22-2008, 11:28 AM   #21
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You've had better luck with the felted join, Mason, than I did; however, think I was a bit too hasty. Mine was thicker than the rest of the yarn. I will have to give it another try as it would be so much nicer than weaving the ends.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:36 AM   #22
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Oooo - I LOVE the felted join, and sign me up as another who just uses spit. I agree; it adds that personal touch that means so much. Wanda, you might try snipping some of the plys out of each end before you felt them together. That seems to help mine with the thickness. I only do that, though, when I'm using a chunkier yarn, mostly b/c I'm just too darn lazy.
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Originally Posted by Wanda Witch View Post
You've had better luck with the felted join, Mason, than I did; however, think I was a bit too hasty. Mine was thicker than the rest of the yarn. I will have to give it another try as it would be so much nicer than weaving the ends.
Yeah it will be thicker, that's just the nature of the beast. I just knit those two stitches where the join came in a bit tighter than the rest so they wouldn't show as much,
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I just watched the video for the felted join AND the Russian join and I am going to have to try them both!!!!!! I love it!!!
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:53 PM   #25
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I just watched the video for the felted join AND the Russian join and I am going to have to try them both!!!!!! I love it!!!
Fun learning new stuff eh?
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:04 PM   #26
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If you don't have any water handy, you can spit on them. Honest. It works.

Spit is supposed to be even better than water.
I bet beer would work, too.
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Spit is supposed to be even better than water.
I bet beer would work, too.
Hmmm, dunno if I'd want to have my work smelling like beer.

Of course that rules out my spit too, for the same reason
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I LOVE the felted join! Almost enough to only knit with >>>
feltable wool!

Glad you're a convert now!
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Yes, I love the felted join too... and I used it on almost all of the color changes on the log cabin knitted squares that I have been working on... (photo is in: what'cha knitting)
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