Tip Joining New Yarn

Whenever a ball of yarn is about to run out, join a new one at the beginning of a row. Avoid joining a new ball of yarn halfway through a row. To help keep good tension when starting a new yarn, tie it around the original yarn (the knot can be undone when you are sewing in the ends of yarn after you have finished the piece). Without breaking off the yarn used for the previous row, tie the new yarn around the end of the old yarn, leaving a tail about 15cm (6in) long. Slide the knot up to the next stitch and work the row using the new yarn. Hold the tail of the yarn out of the way for the first few stitches.

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