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Old 06-11-2008, 12:34 AM   #11
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Since you're doing a double-stranded project, I was thinking only make a loop for the tail end of the strand. For the front end, stick it through the loop and just fold the yarn over and pull it down until it is almost in half, with just enough at the end that you can make the loop. That way it shouldn't be any bulkier than the rest of your knitting, and also doesn't use any more yarn. (Or yes, join each strand in a different place).

When I join pieces, instead of putting the needle straight down the center of the yarn, I weave it back and forth through. I haven't had a problem with it turning out overly bumpy, though, even when I've done it "right". Maybe its your yarn?
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:47 AM   #12
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hmm, you could try a spliced join, there are instructions on this page
http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/02/
That may work
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Originally Posted by jess_hawk View Post
Since you're doing a double-stranded project, I was thinking only make a loop for the tail end of the strand. For the front end, stick it through the loop and just fold the yarn over and pull it down until it is almost in half, with just enough at the end that you can make the loop. That way it shouldn't be any bulkier than the rest of your knitting, and also doesn't use any more yarn. (Or yes, join each strand in a different place).

When I join pieces, instead of putting the needle straight down the center of the yarn, I weave it back and forth through. I haven't had a problem with it turning out overly bumpy, though, even when I've done it "right". Maybe its your yarn?
Maybe that is the problem. I have been going straight down the middle of the yarn so I will try what you suggested (weaving back and forth) and see if that helps. Thanks!

I also think I need to get a better needle because it feels like the yarn gets stuck at the eye of the needle and I really have to tug on it to loosen it up.
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hmm, you could try a spliced join, there are instructions on this page
http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/02/
That may work

I haven't seen this one before now - thanks!
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