Ok, I’ve watched the videos on here about joining new color yarn, but I wanted to try something, and so far it seems to be working, I was wondering if anyone else has tried it and if so what results they are getting.
I’m making a scarf with blocks of color, so I’m joining at the begining of a row. What I’m doing is 4 or 5 stiched before the end of the row I wrap my yarn around my needle a few times to get a length than I double the yarn and knit the last few stitches with two strands. This leaves a loop at the end. So at the last stitch I use a small crochet hook and wrap the loop around it and then put my knitting needle into the last stitch, then I take the yarn that’s on the crochet hook and wrap it over the knitting needle so the loop from the two yarn strands is on the knitting needle. Then I finish the stitch. This leaves no yarn hanging down, then I turn my work and knit like regular again.
I’m finding that it’s a little easier, for me anyway. But what I guess I’m really asking is, Is this making a strong enough connection to keep the join from unraveling and coming undone. So far I haven’t had any trouble, but I’m still knitting and haven’t washed the item yet. Has anyone else tried joing a new color this way?
I’m not sure if how I explained it makes any sense, if I had a way to make a video of it and upload it I would. But I don’t have a way to do that.
Thank you for any help you can give. If I can think of a way to explain it better I’ll post it, but that’s the best way I can think to explain it.