Learn tips & techniques for joining in new yarn and for weaving-in ends.
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In almost every knitting project there comes a time when you need to change balls of yarn either because you’ve run out of the last one, or you want to incorporate a new color. I'm Vickie Howell from DIY’s Knitty Greedy, and I'm going to show you how to do that. The first thing that you need to do when you're joining in a new ball of yarn is you’re going to insert the needle as you normally would in the first stitch. Then you're going to grab your new color or ball of yarn and just drape it over the back needle. Then you work the stitch as you normally would, you’ll notice that the stitch below is a little bit loose, make sure you just give it a little tug to tighten it. And then also, I like to flip my work over, just for that first stitch and just tie it together loosely. We’ll end up taking that out later, but it just gives it a little extra bit of security. Flip it back over, and then you just continue working in your stitch pattern as you normally would. At the end when you're done with your project, you're going to undo your knot and weave in the ends and you're all finished.
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