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« on: February 18, 2008 02:11:50 PM »

I am knitting my very first project (Harry Potter sweater from Charmed Knits) and have come to the point that I need to add another ball of yarn.  Is it generally better/easier to join yarn in the middle of a row or at the end?  I am not switching colors, stitches etc, I just want to keep on doing the St stitch. 

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 03:49:22 PM »

Doesn't matter where, as long as you leave enough of a tail to weave in later. Smiley

Several joining techniques are demonstrated at Knittinghelp.com.

« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 04:55:28 PM »

Most people recommend you do it at the edge (unless you splice it in which case I would actually still try to get it as near as possible to the edge). Just in case your weaving-in skills are less than invisible.

« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 06:58:10 PM »

You don't have to join at an edge; I just knot the ends loosely when I run out of the first end, knit a few more rows and rearrange the knot and make it tighter. I put the knot on top of the back loop of a knit st and it doesn't show or work around to the front.

« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008 12:48:04 PM »

Thanks guys!  I am joined and on my way again... I wound up joining in the middle of a row, hope I can weave my ends in w/o too much problem

« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2008 08:07:51 AM »

if you're working on stockinette, there is a way to weave in invisibly while you knit:

you need to do it on a knit row, though, because the tail stays on the back. although if you do the movements in a mirrorlike way it works for purling too.

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