Today I want to show you how I join a new yarn in the middle of knitting project. Why? Because I got angry, and let me tell you.
I happened to over hear a discussion about how to join or attach new yarn in the middle of your work. A novice knitter was asking someone more experienced, how to do it. And her answer amazed me.
I practically drop my jaw on the floor…
Instead of talking to her about the easiest way to do it, she held a lecture of multiple advanced techniques available. I hardly kept myself quiet (as I know it’s not nice to eavesdrop, but they were talking about knitting you know). It really made me think though.
Have you noticed that there are a lot of how to tutorials and technique videos about knitting? And have you noticed that techniques showed, are more and more complicated? I mean – it looks like the more complicated stuff we can throw in, more cooler we look…
Well – we are scaring beginners people…
So, here is my super special and fancy technique. Furthermore, this is the ultimate technique we, Estonians, use in our sensationally loopy Estonian lace. And, I personally use it everywhere.
Here’s how you join new yarn in the middle of knitting in 3 easy steps:
1. Make sure you have enough yarn end left over (about 10 cm / 4 inches)
2. Make a knot
3. Make another knot
Pull it closed and done!
You can knit those yarn ends into your work as you move on or you can thread those in with a needle.