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Old 08-09-2009, 04:15 PM   #1
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Joining a new skein of Lamb's Wool Yarn
I heard that if you want to join a new skein of wool yarn to an existing thread of wool yarn that you could wet the ends and twist them together instead of knotting them. Does this work? I would hate to do it and have the sweater begin coming apart where I joined a new skein.
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Old 08-09-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Rub the ends between your hands. This should felt the ends together. A lot of people use this method, I mostly knit with acrylic, so haven't tried it.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #3
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Thank you. I'll give it a try.
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:09 PM   #4
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Felt join is the only way to go. Watch the video.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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I love doing a felted join. It makes such a smooth connection, there are no knots, and no ends to weave in!

Here's the video that Amy made on our website:
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:44 PM   #6
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It only works with wool though....
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:47 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by blueygh2 View Post
It only works with wool though....
True...also with alpaca, llama, mohair. In other words, any animal fiber.
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I tried it on some Debbie Bliss alpaca silk and it didn't work.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
I tried it on some Debbie Bliss alpaca silk and it didn't work.
That is a very slippery yarn - I have some in my stash.
I wonder if silk doesn't felt?
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Oh! And I forgot to mention. This felted join only works for regular yarn - NOT superwash.
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