Five Ways to Attach a New Ball of Yarn

Five Ways to Join a New Ball of Yarn

Let’s talk about a technique that we use in almost every project we make. Whether it is a colourful cardigan or a simple scarf, at some point, we need to attach a new ball of yarn. To avoid creating a mess within a row, it is usually best to join the yarn at the beginning of a row. There are five most common ways to do it.

The methods explained in this tutorial work great both for attaching a new ball of yarn of the same colour when we ran out of yarn and for attaching yarn in a different colour to work in a colourwork pattern.

As you see, there are plenty of ways to attach a new yarn to a project – with a knot (ways #2 and 3), with a bit of an added bulk (ways #4 and 5), or without any of that (way #1).

If you have selvedge stitches at the sides of your project, attach the new yarn after you work the selvedges. This way, the pattern at the side edges will not get interrupted.

The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #5. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (336 pages!) with this and 46 other tutorials included in the collection.

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Five Ways to Attach a New Ball of Yarn | 10 rows a day
Five Ways to Attach a New Ball of Yarn | 10 rows a day
Five Ways to Attach a New Ball of Yarn | 10 rows a day

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 -