Weaving Tails

I am so excited, I learned a new way (well new for me) of joing yarn when I run out and have to start a new ball/skein. It is called the Russian Join. Here is a link to the youtube video showing how to do it.
I am dancing around the living room singing "no more weaving tails" over and over again. My wife is looking at me like I'm crazy. Whatever! I like this russian join technique.


potterdc's picture

And WHERE is the video of you dancing around and singing the the "No More Weaving Tails" song? That's what I really want to see!

Jonathan in DC

Think less, enjoy it more.

andyz280f's picture

Sad to say it's on the cutting room floor. LOL

Thank you for sharing this video and technique! I think this could also work for joining yarns while spinning and plying.


TinkerJones's picture

cool.. I think I'll try this. Might be especially useful when using yarn whose ends are hard to hide when weaving in - like the viscose yarn I'm knitting with now.

Thanks for sharing. I cannot wait to try this.


santaml's picture

Thanks for sharing this. I love it. Can wait to go try it out on my next project. It makes it look seamless and it dsen't give it that bump you get when making a knot. I love it :)

bobinthebul's picture

Your wife must not be a knitter! I hate weaving in tails. I usually just knit the tail of the old yarn in with the first 5 or so stitches of the new yarn, and then they are already "woven in." But when the yarn allows, the splicing approach is great, even less visible!

andyz280f's picture

She hasn't knitted in Years and years and years... That is how and why I started. If you want something a lot of times you have to do it yourself.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I used this splice with my recent shrug. It worked nicely, especially in the border areas. For the lace section, I wasn't quite as pleased but it was successful enough not to take it out. I'll definitely keep it in mind for future projects, otherwise I'll weave in ends as I go along. Especially on yarns where the Russian Join wouldn't be effective.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Here is another option for joining yarn and not having to weave in... The Russian is a good join, but it does not work with all types of yarn like cotton, fingerling etc.

Take a look at this video. I made the video, but did not invent the join. I found the written info on Lucy's Braided Join blog, and decided to make the video.


andyz280f's picture

Thank you I watched the video and theone for the two color join also. I am making a pair of Glommits for myself out of my stash and am using two colors. This I wil try. Your the best! :)