This was my current method of joining a new ball of yarn that I can’t spit on:
I take the 6-inch tail from the “old yarn,” and a 6-inch tail from the “new yarn,” put them together and knit these 2 pieces of yarn as one. Then I drop the “old yarn” and continue knitting with the “new yarn.” When I am finished with the garment, I weave in the ends.
I thought my stitches look nice on the outside and I, like every knitter, try not to twist the yarns. But this week, Knitting Daily’s Kathleen Cubley sent out an email to their subscribers about Knitting Bummer: Joining New Yarn. The tip is actually from The Knitter’s Companion by Vicki Square and it works! It looks so nice.
Also this week, I finished my Flugan sweater. I am very pleased with the outcome!
The Martini Knitter