How do I start a new skein of yarn?
Insert your thumb and another finger of both hands into each end of the skein. Try to squeeze the skein so your fingers touch, giving you the ability to find the center of the skein. You can then pull the center out with one hand; you’ll also be pulling out extra yarn with it, but one end of the skein should be there.
What is a Russian Join in knitting?
The Russian join is a method for joining two pieces of yarn and can be used to join a new color or simply to add a new ball of the same color. This join is very secure and does not leave any ends to weave in.
Do you pull yarn from the center?
Pull skeins are longer and more narrow, and are designed to be pulled from the center. Pulling from the center is neater overall and the yarn won’t roll around.