Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Russian Join ~ Video Tutorial



Hi Knitters,
I have a quick video tutorial on how to do a Russian join when you are attaching a new ball of yarn to your project. I have been using this technique recently on both my current project, Owls, and my last sweater, Agnes. It is a slick technique and then you don't have to weave in ends later.

One thing to note is that you could dampen the joined section with warm water and roll it in your hands to felt the fiber together a bit. I didn't do that but it would secure the ends a little more. I did felt the ends like this on the Agnes sweater which I made with Quince & Co.'s Puffin. It is a single ply yarn and felted very easily.

Either way it works great and I hope you enjoy!

For all of my video tutorials on youtube (I have 42 tutorials now!) click here.
best, susie

24 comments:

Pat said...

Thanks! I will definitely give it a try.

skaro964 said...

Thank you for the great tip.

Sam I Am...... said...

I watched your video on the Russian join and I understood it and I am a beginner! Thank you! I haven't even done anything where I have had to join yarn yet! LOL!

Tanknit said...

That is fabulous! Thank you!

Lucy Chen said...

Looks so easy and neat. Thank you, Susan.

I also want to say that I'm so happy to see you update your blog more often now. I love reading your posts and it may also mean that you have more time for yourself and your family? I'm so happy for you. :)

A Classic Bee :) said...

Great tip, thank you Susan!

Kathy said...

That's just fantastic! I've been knitting for a long, long time and I can't believe I've never heard of or tried that! Thanks so much.

Monica said...

Wonderful tip!

grahamcrackerzz said...

Excellent tip! I just found you while perusing knitting, and I love your posts. You have me hooked!

Chris said...

Thank You!! I'm so excited to use this! I always dread weaving in ends at the end of a project. Awesome technique!

Chris said...

Thank you! I hate weaving in ends, always dread it. This is a great technique!

AnnK said...

Great explanation! I'm going to try it.

kholden62 said...

Great video! Can you use this technique with any yarn or just wool?

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Brandi Schoch said...

I love this technique and use it whenever I can.

Anonymous said...

I hate weaving in all the ends. I will use this on the sweater I am making right now. Thanks Susan for such great tips. Nancy

Teresa D. said...

This is a great tip Susan, thanks for sharing it. I am a new subscriber to your blog and may I say how much I enjoy reading your posts and watching your tutorials.
Blessings

Freshy said...

Awesome tip! Thanks for the video tutorial!

Anonymous said...

Watched your tutorial last night and snapped my yarn today. How convenient. Ann H.

speattle said...

I've been using russian join for several years now. I love it. It is my join of choice when I am working with certain types of yarns.

Mary said...

To obtain a smother line/thinner line and less bulk, you can feather the edges of the yarn by rubbing the yarn with a scissors back and forth, instead of cutting which gives you blunt ends. Then remove some of the fiber to thin out the grist of the yarn. If you are joining two new ends use the needle to remove some of the excess fiber to make it thinner and remove the blunt ends

Libba said...

Have been knitting for years, but did not know this one. Such a clear explanation.....can't wait to try it. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Going to try this now on the Agnes sweater! Always great tips!!!

Mippy said...

Thank you SO much for this! I am a beginner knitter (working on my first garter stitch scarf) and I hated how it looked when I joined a skein the first join I had to do. Now it looks SO much better and is a seamless join and I can't tell where I joined at all! :) LOVE IT! THANK YOU :)