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Old 03-16-2007, 11:08 AM   #1
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How do I join thick yarn
I am knitting a pillow case using Patons Bohemian yarn. It is very soft and thick. What is the best way to join my next skein? I've never used this thick of a yarn before.

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Old 03-16-2007, 11:22 AM   #2
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I'd tie a knot. It's not nearly as bulky as trying to knit both strands together for a few stitches.

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Old 03-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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Thanks. Do you know if felting the ends would work with this yarn?
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #4
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felting the ends togather will not work. Bohemian is Polyester and acrylic. Yarn has to be mostly animal fiber to felt.
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There's also a technique called the Russian Join that might work. I don't have a link but it's easy to search for and I think there might be some posts here that refer to it.

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Old 03-16-2007, 04:38 PM   #6
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what I do, and it takes a bit longer, is to thin out the yarn a little
not by half, but a bit, and overlap the thinned out ends, by at least 6-8 stitches (I prefer to use 10 stitches, but that might be to frustrating for you)
I am not familiar with the fiber you are talking about, so i have o direct experience

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