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Old 05-21-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Love The Felted Join!
When the first skein ran out on this sweater I used a normal join for the next one. I never even thought about a felted join.

I just had to do a join for the third skein and decided to try the felted join this time. It really works great!

I just quickly dipped the two ends into some water and then laid them overlapping each other and rubbed them quickly between my palms. Wow, a nice strong join! I gave them a little tug just to test it and they held. It's great!

This is the same color join I'll be using for wool fibers from now on. Love it.

I'm going to let them rest for a little while just to make sure they dry enough that they don't shrink up or anything at that point after they're knit.
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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Glad to hear it worked. I'll have to give that one a try when I'm using wool fibres. Right now I'm using a cotton blend.
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I know! I love that one, no ends to weave in!!
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Originally Posted by LovelyLinda View Post
Glad to hear it worked. I'll have to give that one a try when I'm using wool fibres. Right now I'm using a cotton blend.
The Russian Join is fantastic for non-wool. I'm knitting with Knit Picks Comfy (cotton + acryilc) and the Russian Join works really well. There is a video of it on here under two colored joining but it works great for same color join using yarn that won't felt.
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The Russian Join is fantastic for non-wool. I'm knitting with Knit Picks Comfy (cotton + acryilc) and the Russian Join works really well. There is a video of it on here under two colored joining but it works great for same color that won't felt.
I've tried that one. To be honest I'd rather just weave in the tails.
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Originally Posted by Knitting_Guy View Post
I've tried that one. To be honest I'd rather just weave in the tails.
It's funny how we all have our preferences

I am making an afghan and just thinking about having to weave in 35 balls of yarn makes me feel nauseated - though I suppose I could be proactive and weave as I go, but since I love the Russian Join, I'm pretty lazy about weaving in.
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It's funny how we all have our preferences

I am making an afghan and just thinking about having to weave in 35 balls of yarn makes me feel nauseated - though I suppose I could be proactive and weave as I go, but since I love the Russian Join, I'm pretty lazy about weaving in.

Yeah, that's why there are so many ways of doing the same thing. I find that join too fiddly and, well, to be honest my close up vision just isn't that good.

Of course I could just put on my glasses, but who wants to do that?
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Of course I could just put on my glasses, but who wants to do that?
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Hi Mason,

Is your "felted" join still holding? what a great idea!
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Hi Mason,

Is your "felted" join still holding? what a great idea!

Yep, held just fine. Solid as a rock.
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