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Old 08-27-2005, 09:27 PM   #1
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i'm stuck...
ok i'm knitting some Mary Jane booties to be felted. and i'm to the strap and i have no idea how to do it. here is what the insturctions say:

Break yarn, slip 8 stiches just worked back onto left needle. You will now turn your bootie here and work towards the toe. that i understand. next part i don't
Join yarn, bind off next 15 st (up around toe), there should 15st on left needle and 1 st on right. (16)

how and where am i joining the yarn? i will have a pic in a minute!
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
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side veiw. toe on the left side. as you can see i cut the yarn and now i have nothing to join my yarn in the spot where my needles are!
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Old 08-27-2005, 09:56 PM   #3
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Just reconnect your yarn there. I'm sure glad those are going to be felted!
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:02 PM   #4
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ok but how do i reconnect?
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:17 PM   #5
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What I do is to tie a slip knot and use pull that through as my first stitch. Or you can just start knitting and then weave in the ends later. Or you can find a video about connecting yarn. :D
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:20 PM   #6
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If you're going to be felting, I'm guessing the yarn is wool, so I would just slightly wet both ends (or if you want to be all old-school you can use spit) and vigorously rub them together until they felt and form a secure join.

There's a bunch of other methods out there...
http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting...iques/misc.php

Scroll down to the joining part.

And the russian join: http://www.knittinganyway.com/freeth...ussianjoin.htm
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She needs to reconnect the yarn, not put yarn together.
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Old 08-27-2005, 10:31 PM   #8
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ok, i'll try that and if all fails i'll check out the video. i didn't know she had one! Thank you Ingrid. i knew when i saw you online you would be able to help!!!
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