Return to the Knitting Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
do you know about this joining yarn?

Posted by foggyj (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 5, 12 at 21:29

Just found this out after 30 years of knitting!
A way to join yarn with an almost invisable knot.
go to Google, then-- "you tube-magic knot knitting".
You'll see a tutorial on how to do it. It's wonderful!


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

That is a nice technique. Thanks!

E


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

This is a great idea! I will be using it this afternoon : )
Marie


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Here is the link for reference.

Here is a link that might be useful: Magic knot video.


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Thank you. I have now converted from using the russian join to this, love it so much better. Mary


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I don't know what the Russian join is.

E


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Look here for the Russian join. Mary

Here is a link that might be useful: Russian Join


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Oh, this new knot is SO much better! I've used it a few times now.

E


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I'm kind of surprised that you gals seem to like this join. I haven't tried it (and don't plan to), so my opinion is only hypothetical, but I don't like the idea of it for a couple of reasons. I don't like the fact that you must pull tightly to make the knot as it seems to me that it would take any existing stretch out of the yarn, and in the case of some yarns, it might just break it. Also, it seems to me that it would make a small, HARD knot, which I don't think I would like in clothing, especially.

I did think that the Russian join was the coolest thing when I first discovered it, but I don't even use that anymore. In fact, most of the time I don't use ANY join, preferring instead to just weave in ends after I've crocheted or knitted a few rows past the point where I've added new yarn. Yes, sometimes that seems like more work, but I much prefer the finished project. I usually split the ends and weave them in opposite directions on the piece. No hard knots and no worrying that a knot might come undone, and the yarn keeps its integrity.

I'm certainly not knocking anyone who thinks this join is great, just kind of surprised, that's all.


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I don't notice the knot it's so small but I am mostly doing a lot of crochet prayer shawls with worsted weight. Mary


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I used it recently several times and it disappears completely in the yarn I used, a tweedy merino wool. As for stretch, there is ample stretch on each side of the knot. I don't see that as a problem. I've been knitting hats.

I can imagine times when it might not be the perfect choice, in very fine work in a solid color but for what I've been doing it's been great. I haven't used it to join another color in a precise place. It seems that it would be hard to make sure the join happens exactly where you want it to.

Eileen


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Thanks that was a very good tutorial.


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Wow! Nice join....thanks!


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

Tried this today, it's pretty nice. It's not the ONLY join I will ever use (Don't think it'd work on items worn close to the skin like the socks I love to knit), but it certainly has it's uses. Thanks.

Vickey


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I just used it in my latest afghan and the knot simply disappeared into the work. No ratty ends to tie off. Perfect. Thanks!


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I tend to use acrylic yarns for baby things, and I do suspect that with laundering such a knot would come undone eventually in acrylic yarn. I will stick with weaving in ends too.


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I talked to a friend that has been usign this forever and she uses a lot of acrylic and she says no probem coming undone. It really is very sturdy and if you pull on it as hard as you can it doesn't come out so think it will hold up well in the wash since it's a double knot. Mary


 o
RE: do you know about this joining yarn?

I agree about pulling the yarn very hard, and the integrity, but it depends what I'm making.
I like the weave in option too.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Knitting Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here