How to Join a New Ball of Yarn by Alternating Stitches

Quick and Easy Way to Neatly Join Yarn Without Knots

This is a quick and easy tutorial about a quick and easy way to join a new ball of yarn to your project without making a knot.

We’ve already discussed several ways to join yarn, but the method explained in this tutorial makes a much neater join without any effort at all. No fiddling with the yarn tails and no tying one yarn to the other.

Let’s see how this simple method works step by step.

To watch these steps in a quick video tutorial, follow this link.

As you see, the yarn is joined seamlessly, without any knots or added bulk. Once you weave in the tails, the place of join will become almost invisible.

Of course, it is very much visible in my swatch because I attached yarn in a contrasting colour, but the join looks very neat when the yarns are of the same colour.

This method works great for joining a new ball of yarn both when we work back and forth and when we work in the round. Plus, we can use this approach to attach the yarn at the beginning of a row or in the middle of a project.


The Quick Reference Card that explains how this method works is a part of the Knitting Collection #7. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (282 pages!) with this and 37 other tutorials included in the collection.

You will also receive three e-books and one knitting pattern as a special bonus, so go ahead and get it all right now before you forget 😊


Do you prefer to knit back and forth or in the round? Please, let me know. Many thanks 🙂

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book

Discover six pairs of cast on and bind off methods that form identical edges on projects worked flat and in the round.

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

Quick and Easy Way to Neatly Join Yarn Without Knots | 10 rows a day
Quick and Easy Way to Neatly Join Yarn Without Knots | 10 rows a day
Quick and Easy Way to Neatly Join Yarn Without Knots | 10 rows a day