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How To Change Yarn

How To Change Yarn

VideoJug's expert shows you two possible solutions to changing knitting yarn. The video tutorial featuring Rachel Ong shows the exact stages needed to change knitting yarn.

Step 1: You will need

  • A large pair of knitting needles
  • An old ball of yarn
  • A new ball of yarn
  • A pair of scissors
  • A yarn needle

Step 2: Option 1

Cut the old yarn, leaving about a 6 inch end.

Hold the yarn end and the beginning 6 inches of the new yarn together with your left hand.

Now just start knitting with the yarn- the first stitch will be a bit loose but this can be fixed later.

Knit about 5 stitches then stop and tie the ends of the yarns together in a small knot.

Carry on knitting to the end of the row.

Step 3: Option 2

To change yarn a different way, make a slip knot in the new yarn then pass the old yarn through it.

Slide the new yarn up to the base of the first stitch and tighten the slip knot.

You are now ready to continue knitting with your new ball of yarn.

Step 4: Weaving in yarn ends

When you've finished knitting, you will have a couple of yarn tails hanging along the side. To hide them it is easy to weave them in.

Get a yarn needle and thread the yarn end through its eye.

With the needle, weave the yarn in and out through the bumps at the side or the back of your piece.

Snip the yarn close to the end for a beautifully tidy finish.