Friday, December 18, 2015

Fiber Arts Friday: Joining Yarns

For my handspun Tibetan Mastiff Scarf I have two skeins of yarn.  When I finished using the first skein I had a few thoughts about how to join the yarn... Russian Join, Spit Splice or knot.

Because there is so much halo with this yarn, I didn't want the felting of a Spit Splice to show in the finished fabric.

The last time I used the Russian Join technique there were a few stitches that were bigger than the others.  Most likely this would not have been noticeable since the hand-spun is more irregular and heavier gauge and I'm knitting more loosely than last time.

Ultimately I decided to knot the yarn because I thought I would be able to hide the ends well-enough later.

After I had enough fabric on both sides of the join, I untied the knot and started working to hide the ends.

First twisting the yarns to close the hole and then hiding the ends in the purls.

I had to pull the stitches around on the front side, but I think this is pretty close to invisible.

Happy Fiber Arts Friday.


Voie de Vie said...

The halo on that yarn is incredible. :)

Chrisknits b said...

I think it a very good join. The halo looks so soft!!