How to Knit the Russian Join

How to Knit the Russian Join

This video knitting tutorial will teach you how to knit the russian join. 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.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Valley Yarns Northampton

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A Darning Needle


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Skill: Easy

  1. Step 1

    Take tail of yarn and thread it through the eye of your tapestry needle.

  2. Step 2

    On the same strand of yarn (your working yarn) move your fingers down a few inches and untwist it a little bit.

  3. Step 3

    Insert needle into the untwisted portion of our strand making sure to insert into the very center of the strand, pull tail of yarn all the way through making a little loop at the end of the strand.

  4. Step 4

    Take your second strand of yarn and insert it through the eye of the needle.

  5. Step 5

    Pull needle and second piece of yarn through the loop created on the first strand of yarn.

  6. Step 6

    Slip needle through the center of the working strand similar to step 3.

  7. Step 7

    Pull needle and tail of yarn through.

  8. Step 8

    Pull tight so the holes at the ends are very small and cut off any excess ends.

Example of the Russian Join

Example of the Russian Join (Click for Larger)

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