How to Add a New Ball of Yarn

- 2 Ways -

How to Add a New Ball of Yarn - 2 Ways | Russian Join | Knitting Tutorial for Beginners

Add new ball of your to your knitting when you run out of yarn

In this knitting lesson I will show you 2 different ways to change a ball of yarn. The first is called the Russian Join and creates a neat and secure join, plus you don't need to weave in yarn tail ends, yay!

The second method is the most common method and involves simply just adding in the new ball of yarn without a particular join to speak of, and then weaving in the yarn tails later.

You can also change to a different colour of yarn using this technique, as long as you do it at the start of a row. I hope this lesson is useful to you, thanks for watching

So what does this mean when it comes to reading knitting charts?

Well, it means that on a flat knitting chart, there will be a pattern for both the 'right' and 'wrong' sides of the item you are knitting, whereas on a circular knitting chart, the pattern is only shown for the 'right' side of your knitting.

That's why you have to convert knitting charts; flat knitting & circular knitting charts are not laid out in the same way. Conversion is quite simple though, as I show below.

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