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Re: Please Help: Joining new ball of yarn
Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 14, 2007 10:47AM

It sounds like you are in the middle of a correspondence with someone on this board but I thought I would respond generally to the question about adding new yarn.

If you are adding the same color I have a couple of ways I handle this.

If it is an item with a right and wrong side, like a sweater, and the yarn is not too bulky, I will work 2-3 stitches with a strand of my old yarn and a strand of my new yarn leaving long tails on both that I will work in later.

If it is an item with no right or wrong side like a shawl or scarf, or the yarn is bulky, I leave a long tail of the old yarn and start knitting with the new yarn leaving an equally long tail. The next row or so when I work over where I made this change I watch my tension carefully since I do not want to pull the tails out of a yarn loop. After a couple of rows, I don't worry about it and then afterwards I go back and duplicate stitch the tails in to my knitting. If you are concerned, you could tie the tails together with a granny or square knot that you will pick-out afterwards before weaving in the tails.

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  Please Help: Joining new ball of yarn emilyrose 07/12/2007 11:55PM
  Re: Please Help: Joining new ball of yarn KT 07/14/2007 10:47AM

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