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Old 10-02-2013, 03:18 AM   #1
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Is anyone familiar with this type of join? I saw this video on a variation of it, and it looks amazing, and simple to do. Its what I am going to attempt when the time comes (which will be fairly soon).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-szRnifJC0

You see, I just discovered that my working yarn, which I had on the ball, had been severed cleanly, as if it were cut (I suspect the cat, which, along with the dogs, have since been banned from the room where I keep my yarn), leaving me with about a yard, yard and a half of yarn left to work with, and the remaining ball (of course), which should be enough to finish with, if I don't find any more cuts hidden within the ball, that is (in which case, I'll just do another join this way ).

So, what do you think of this kind of join, and how do you feel it looks? Is it as seamless as the video says? It sure looks that way.
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Old 10-02-2013, 04:24 AM   #2
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It's a very nice, very useful join and worth doing. It will give you a double thickness of yarn for several sts, depending on the length of the woven strands but that's usually not very noticeable..
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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I've been using the Russian join exclusively since I found it, and I love it. Works great IMO, and is relatively unnoticeable. Like Jan said you have a double thickness for a few stitches but it doesn't seem to be an issue for me. HTH
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I love this join and have been using it for a while now. It is especially handy when a knot escapes unnoticed when I wind a ball of yarn, and usually quite suddenly makes itself known
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Thanks for your input. I tried this and couldn't get my needle to go through the center of the yarn. It could be that my yarn, being worsted weight, was to thin, or maybe my darning needle was to big, either way, I decided to go another route and use this method:

http://youtu.be/-nq_7EXTWHE

You can see the results and my impression of the join in my latest blog post, here:

http://yarnolicious.blogspot.com/201...sly-using.html
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