Learn How to Join in New Yarn When Knitting...without Becoming Unraveled!

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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 above or follow the photo tutorial, or both!

Step 1: Let's Begin! You'll No Longer Be Using Your Original Yarn

Step 2: Insert Your Right Needle Into Your First Stitch As If to Knit

Step 3: Prepare to Join in New Yarn & Loop New Yarn in an Arch As Shown

Step 4: Place Loop of New Yarn Over Right Needle

Step 5: Complete the Knit Stitch With New Yarn As You Normally Would

Step 6: After You Knit the Stitch, Pick Up Your Original Working Yarn

Step 7: Lay Original Working Yarn Over Two New Strands. This Will Keep Your Yarns Secure and Prevent a Hole

Step 8: Hold Down Overlapped Yarn Strand, and Pick Up Two New Yarn Strands. Prepare to Knit.

Step 9: Holding Both of Your New Strands Together As One, Knit the Next 3 Stitches

Step 10: This Is What Your First 4 Stitches Will Look Like After You First Join in Your New Yarn

Step 11: ​Now, You Will Simply Drop the Tail Strand of Your New Yarn, and Continue Knitting the Rest of Your Project

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!

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    Karen Hefner

    2 months ago

    I have been knitting off and on for years and had a favorite technique for adding new yarn, but I like yours better. Thank-you for your post.

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    Chas 57

    Question 3 months ago on Step 11

    When project is done, do you just cut the tails of yarn off?

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    AliceS3

    2 years ago

    Thanks for the great tutorial! I just began learning to knit and I've just been tying the new yarn to the old. This looks much neater than having a knot.

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    xxlauraxx

    3 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, you mention a video in your intro, but I'm not seeing it. Can you please embed it when you get a chance?

    Thanks for sharing this! I'm a knitter, and always get a little anxious when I have to join new year in the middle of a piece.

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    CreatiKnitxxlauraxx

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    Oops, looks like I forgot! Thanks for pointing that out :)

    Yeah, joining in new yarn has always made me a little anxious too, but once you get the hang of it it's a breeze!