How do you add a new color yarn when knitting?
Joining a new colour
- When you are at the point you want to change colour, take your new colour and your yarn tail and tie them together in a loose knot.
- Take your right needle and insert it into your first stitch, now take your new colour and start knitting with it.
- When you have finished your knitting.
How do you twist two strands of yarn together?
Hold the 2 thinnest yarns together with one set of fingers and then hold the other 2 separately. Keep the yarns even and pull a length of both from the ball. Take the spindle in your right hand and the yarns in your left hand and begin by spinning the drop spindle from the shaft in the proper direction.
What is Russian Join in knitting?
The Russian join involves working the yarn back through its own plies to keep it in place. It does leave a small amount of bulk, but it’s hardly noticeable — especially compared to other types of joins in knitting and crochet. How to do a Russian join:
- Yarn needle.
- Two strands of yarn to join.
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.