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Forums > Tips and Sharing: New Crocheters' & Knitters
Re: Adding a new skein
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: April 17, 2007 07:46PM

The simplest way I could suggest is end your old yarn leaving 4-6 inches for a tail and start working with your new yarn leaving a tail about the same length. The first few stitches will be very loose and you will need to be careful not to pull your new yarn all the way through. If you are uneasy having loose tails at this stage, you can tie a loose knot with your old and new yarns which you can later unpick when you weave in your tails.

There are other ways to join new yarn but this would be the simplest and quickest. Some people say join new yarn this way only at the beginning or end of a row. I do it just about anywhere in my work, except for a very lacey pattern, and then work my tails in using duplicate stitch (aka Swiss Darning).

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  Adding a new skein anewknitter 04/17/2007 09:24AM
  Re: Adding a new skein KT 04/17/2007 07:46PM
  Re: Adding a new skein Alex 04/18/2007 05:20AM
  Re: Adding a new skein Mother Hen 04/19/2007 10:27AM

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