You know my top three pet peeves when dealing with fiber arts? Weaving in ends, Unsightly knots, and joins that come apart. Though these things might not be in you top three pet peeves, they’d still be nice to eliminate.
I can’t remember where I saw this yarn joining method, but, it’s way too perfect not to share.
Sadly, not all crochet projects are one skein projects. So, at some point you are going to have to rejoin a new skein. That’s where the flawless yarn join comes in. This flawless yarn join, really is flawless. It doesn’t leave behind any ends to weave in nor does it leave behind a completely unsightly knot. Best of all , it is the most secure yarn joining method that I have ever used.
It sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? Here’s how to get it done.
Step One: Pinch both of the ends that you are joining between your pointer and thumb finger.
Step Two: Wrap the yarn connected to your project around just your thumb twice. Be sure to keep it pinched between your thumb and pointer finger.
Step Three: Then, for the last rotation, wrap that same piece of yarn around the two ends you have standing up.
Step Four: Fold over the two ends and pinch them between your fingers.
Step Five: Slowly pull the same yarn that you were wrapping in an upward motion.
There you have it! It might take a few tries to get this flawless yarn joining technique right, but, once you do you will never go back!