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Learn to Knit: Felted Join

28th May 2017 joining 0 min read
Learn to Knit: Felted Join stolen stitches tutorial

When joining new yarn if you are using an felt-able yarn (animal based and not super-wash) then this is a very effective join.

You can see a video of this technique or scroll down for a photo tutorial:


Photo Tutorial

Separate out the plies at the end of the old and new yarn.

break half of plys

Break half of each (if 2 plies, break 1 of them). Uneven breaks are better as they will felt together more effectively.

cross both ends over

Layer the old and new yarn together.

dampen palm

Dampen the palm of your hand and the yarn (sometimes people use spit - so this is also known as spit splicing!).

rub palms together

Roll the palms of you hand together with the ends between them until they have felted together and the join is secure. Finally, give the join a twist to imitate the natural twist of the original plied yarn.

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Carol Feller

Carol trained as a structural engineer, and she brings that love of analysing structure into her knitting, creating complex patterns that are easy to understand, while her approach to process is all about testing and playing, and making mistakes along the way. That’s where the joy lies!

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