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Old 06-10-2008, 10:52 AM   #1
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Hi everyone in the knitting world. Just one question . I am ready to add a new skein of yard and I want to know the easies way to do so. Can I just tie a loose knot and leave about a 6 inches tail and weave it into the blanket after completion. I been having other knitter help me, but now i started to work it hard to fine the time to meet up with the knitting group. Is there a video/dvd to watch anywhere on this site about this issue.
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Old 06-10-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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It's under Videos > Tips....
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips
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I tie the ends together loosely, knit a few more rows, then rearrange the knot so it doesn't show on the front and tie tighter. I don't leave the tails so long though, a couple inches is enough.
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I have found the most fabulous method for joining a new yarn without having to deal with the tails! I can't believe I crocheted and knitted for years without knowing this, and now it's the only way I join.

There's a YouTube video by Janet Richmond describing it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nq_7EXTWHE
I love this and kick myself that I didn't know about it for decades.

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I think the consensus is to be a bit wary with this join.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...highlight=knot
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Thank you. I see that one person did say she found the knot was undone by washing. I will keep an eye out for any problems, but so far I've run my projects, crocheted with acrylic yarn, through the washer and dryer without any problem for this double-knot method of joining.
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I have used this knot and I think I've run most of the items through the washer but honestly since I can't remember where I used it I'm not sure. So far I've seen no problems. I may or may not use it again.
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