Jan 25, 2015

At the end of your skein? Learn how to Join New Yarn…without becoming unraveled!

by Angela | 21 Comments

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Have you ever worked on a project, thinking your skein was enough…only to run out before you finished?  Did you tie a knot?  Because knots can become loose and unravel all of your stitches, this isn’t the best way to add in more yarn.

I’ll show you how to join in new yarn securely, so you never again have to knot your yarn…or panic when you’re at the end of your skein!  So easy, & quick…you’ll love your new skill!

Watch the video below or follow the photo tutorial, or both!

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Let’s begin!  You will no longer use your original working yarn.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Insert your right needle into your first stitch as if to knit.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Prepare to join in new yarn.  Loop new yarn in an arch as shown.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Place loop of new yarn over right needle.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Complete the knit stitch with new yarn as you normally would.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!After you knit the stitch, pick up your original working yarn.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Lay original working yarn over two new strands.  This will keep your yarns secure and prevent a hole.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Hold down overlapped yarn strand, and pick up two new yarn strands.  Prepare to knit.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Holding both of your new strands together as one, knit the next 3 stitches.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!This is what your first 4 stitches will look like after you first join in your new yarn.

How to join in new yarn...you'll never have to tie knots again!Now, you will simply drop the tail strand of your new yarn, and continue knitting the rest of your project with the new long working strand.

Once your finished knitting, be sure to weave in all your yarn tails.

I hope you enjoyed learning your new skill!  May it encourage your love of knitting & creativity!

Angela from Creatiknit.com

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Comments

  1. Kris says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I just started knitting last week and I came to the end of my yarn and was about to start searching how to join. Thank you!

    1. Angela says:

      You’re so welcome Kris! Glad it helped you! 🙂

  2. Andria CM says:

    Thank you so much for this step-by-step explanation. Since the 3 stitches are double stranded, doesn’t that show up as being thicker in the finished product?

  3. Angela says:

    They are slightly thicker, but they blend into the product once it is finished. So they are not very noticeable 🙂 Just make sure to the double stranded stitches as a single stitch!

  4. Erika says:

    Thank you this was so helpful

  5. Gale says:

    Thank you. I have joined new yarn with the loop but it was always too loose, your method makes more sense to keep it tight, great tip! Can’t wait to put it to use.

  6. Christine says:

    Thank you for your video, it has been a great help to me. I look forward to watching more of them.

    Christine

  7. D GIBSON says:

    Love the way you explain in detail – very clear and concise! Thank you!

  8. Jean. Wade says:

    @Thanks. Very helpful

  9. Mary Ellen Hook says:

    Perfect timing! My knitting continued without a hitch. Thanks.

  10. Jenny says:

    What happens to the original strand after the new yarn is knitted in? What is keeping it from falling back and making a hole?

    1. Angela says:

      After you’ve joined in the new yarn just make sure to lay the original working yarn over the two new strands. This secures all the strands and prevents a hole 🙂

  11. Patty says:

    Thanks! You made it so simple!

  12. Patti says:

    Thank you for this, always joined by knotting but this looks like a much safer way of accomplishing joining new yarn.

  13. Bridget says:

    Thank you for this. I’ve been knitting for a few years now and have not seen or heard of this before. I’m enjoying reading how to properly do the things I’ve been winging.
    I really appreciate the step by step tutorial pictures over the video. Videos are nice, but it is hard to stop and start or back up repeatedly until I get the steps down.

  14. Ritha Swanepoel says:

    Thank you so much I always wondered how It was done

  15. Kay Shields says:

    Thanks so much. i wish I had seen this sooner. For sure i will do this the next time.

  16. Katie says:

    How do you hide the tails once the project is finished?

    1. Angela says:

      After you’ve finished simply weave the tails in the same way as you would when finishing a project!

  17. Tom Michels says:

    Your mail list is not active?

    1. Angela says:

      Sorry for any inconvenience! The issue is resolved now 🙂

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