Hello, everyone. Sorry this week has been post free. Monday I came down with a virus. As a crafter, you KNOW you’re sick when you’re too sick to craft. I couldn’t knit! So I’ve spent most of this week recuperating. I don’t know what I had, but I DON’T recommend it!
Today has been the first day I’ve felt like picking up my needles, and now that I don’t have to worry about contaminating my yarn, I decided to finish the cowl I started Saturday. Fourteen is a super easy knit as soon as you figure it out. Unfortunately, the directions were too vague for me, but with the help of Google and this particular TECHknitting article I was able to figure it out. Once again, my tablet has been a super useful knitting tool and I ALWAYS keep it in my knitting bag.
Generally speaking, I use a Russian join to connect my old yarn to a new skein when I’m in the middle of a project, but that’s not always the best join. I, like many knitters, HATE weaving in ends, so I’m always on the lookout for a join that lets me avoid it. Here is my 2nd favorite join. It also has no weaving in of ends, and is perfect for acrylics and other types of yarn that don’t lend themselves to a Russian join. Jane Richmond’s double knot join is easy and works wonderfully! Try it the next time you need to join a new yarn and I promise you won’t be disappointed!