Russian Join

The Russian Join can be used on all sorts of yarn, animal and plant based. However if the yarn splits easily it won’t work very well.

russian 1Thread the end of the working yarn through a tapestry needle and work the tail down onto itself in the working yarn. Try to keep it towards the center of the yarn and work for around 2 inches.

russian 2Before you pull the needle through pull the start of the new yarn through the loop created.

russian 4Now pull the needle all the way through and straighten out the double yarn strand.

russian 5russian 6Now do the same with the new yarn.

russian 7Pull the yarn flat, trim any loose ends and keep knitting.

If the yarn you are using is very thick you may find that the Russian Join creates too big a lump in your knitting. In this case you can try splitting each end of yarn in half and cutting half of the yarn. This means that there is less bulk being woven through.

2 thoughts on “Russian Join

  1. I really like this site. I will tell all my knitting friends. Thank you. Nan

  2. I think that this is one of the best joins. I will have to try this when it comes time.

    Thanks TerryLee

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