One of the most irksome parts of knitting is attaching a new skein of yarn after finishing the first. Â This is especially true for me since I do so much knitting in the round. Â I rarely have a seam I can hide a tail in. Â Then the clouds parted, the gloom lifted, and yarn join nirvana descended from the heavens. Â I was in love.
I can only guess that the Russian Join originated if not in Russia, then at least someplace in Eastern Europe (a quick Google search failed to elucidate me). Â That could explain why this Polish girl gravitates towards it. Â In truth though, everyone should add this simple technique to their repertoire as it offers a near invisible Â yarn join for so many different types of yarn. Â In the example below, I’ve used two different colors of cotton yarn for visual clarity. Â Other than that, the only tools you need are a yarn darning needle and a pair of scissors.