Joining same colour yarn

I’m going to join a new ball of yarn to my project because my current ball is finished and I was going to just work the new yarn into it. How many stitches should I work the two threads together? I was thinking a full row to make it nice and solid but I wanted an expert opinion.

I’ll probably do a little more than less just to stay on the safe side.

I don’t like knitting with the old yarn and new yarn doubled, it’s much too bulky. If you do it, just a few stitches are sufficient. There are some suggestions for joining on the Tips page.