Monday, February 05, 2007

Poll



What's your favorite way to join yarns? I haven't found one that I really like.

Opinions?

6 comments:

Janice in GA said...

I kinda like the Russian join for lots of stuff:
http://www.knittinganyway.com/freethings/russianjoin.htm

Janice in GA said...

Oh, if it's 100% NON-superwash wool or other feltable fibers, the spit splice works great.

Tanya said...

Good poll. I will have to look up the russian join. I just usually finish at the end of a row and then sew in the ends afterwards. The spit slice I am going to have play around with more. I always find it a little too time consuming but then I just found out I wasn't doing it correctly, I wasn't trimming away some of the fibre from each side. I will be interested to see the other comments on this.

Tanya said...

Oh and any ideas for joining yarns for lace work. That is something I need some help with and I didn't realise until now!

heather said...

Spit splice for wool only, ideally 2-ply (least fiddly). Otherwise sometimes I just overlap the ends by about 6-7 inches and knit them both together for several stitches, somewhere in the middle of the knitting - I don't do this only-at-the-seams BS. You usually can't tell in the finished product, and it virtually eliminates the need to sew in ends.

Emily said...

Ooh, I'm trying that Russian join next time. The sox are superwash merino so no spit splices for me.

Thanks, y'all!