Hi this is my first thread, so I hope I'm doing it right. I watched a very cool video from this site teaching the Russian Join technique of switching to different colored yarn. Was so excited to try it because the way I learned leaves lots of tails of yarn to darn in later. But When I try to knit with the Russian Join it looks messy and bits of yarn poke through the stitch. I tried joining after triming half the plies and without triming. I would love to use this method if someone could give me tips on how to make it work. Thanks for any help.