How to Knit: Adding a New Ball of Yarn

Adding a New Ball of Yarn

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to add a new ball of yarn to your knitting. There are many ways to incorporate a new ball of yarn when you run out of one. This is our favorite.

Skill: Beginner


Step 1: Work a couple of stitches in from the end of your project. Leave 12 – 18 inches of your tail.

Step 2: Take the tail of the new ball of yarn and hold it with the tail from your project. Make sure the tails are going opposite directions from each other.

Step 3: Work a few more stitches holding both strands of yarn together.

Step 4: Continue working with the new strand, leaving 6 – 8 inches of your old tail

Note: Be careful to work both strand together as one during the next row.

When you ready, weave both tails into the project.

music in video is from demo 2008 by (Latch\xe9 Swing) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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