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Topic: join new skein, knit w old and new, which way?  (Read 430 times)
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betty bat
« on: August 02, 2007 05:02:34 PM »

This may sound like a really stupid question, and maybe it is a really stupid question. 


I hate weaving ends and I have read that there are lots of ways to avoid it, like Russian join, ...  One way is to knit some number of stitches using both the old and new yarns.  But, if you do this, do you match the ends of the old and new yarn to each other, or do you lay the new yarn in the same "direction" as the old yarn?  Maybe a picture will help?  In the pictures, "|" represents the end of the yarn.

choice 1 (match the ends):
           |------- one of the yarns --------
           |------- the other yarn ----------

choice 2 (same "direction"):
           |------- the old yarn -----
 --------------- the new yarn ----|

I didn't even really think about this until I tried doing it.




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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2007 08:50:34 PM »

Check out http://sockpr0n.blogspot.com/2006/10/how-to-weave-in-ends-while-knitting.html
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betty bat
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2007 06:41:35 PM »

Yikes!  Or holy cow!  Is this the method that you use?  It looks a little difficult to me (a lowly newbie) - I'll have to ponder this for a while.

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