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#1 of 4 Old 06-04-2004, 12:06 PM - Thread Starter
 
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The skien Im using for my project just ran out of yarn, and though I have plenty of other skiens, I have no clue how to get the new skien on. Do I bind off? Cast on? What do I do?
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OK, deep breath.... Are you at the end of a row? It will hide the transition better if you are. If not, consider unknitting to the beginning of your last row.

Hold the end of the thread of the new skein about 4 or 5 inches from the end, while also hold the end of the previous thread in the same hand (you'll need a few extra inches on this one, too). Make your next knit (or purl) stitch by inserting the needle as usual, and then pulling through the yarn from the new skein. You'll need to hold onto the end of both yarns for a couple of stitches or it will get really loose. After a couple of stitches, make a loose knot (that you can undo later!) with these two threads. When the project is done, you can weave these two threads back into the work and they won't even show.

Hope this helps!
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Thank you! I think it all makes sense, gonna try it this afternoon when ds takes a nap.
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If you are at the end of a row then just start the next row with the new new yarn. you can tie the two ends together, but eventually when you have finished the project, untie them and use a needle to sew the ends into the knitting so that they don't show. You don't want any knots because they really don't look good.

If you are in the middle of a row you can double up the yarn: lay the beginning of the new yarn together with the end of the old yarn so that for 5-6 stitches you are knitting the two strands together.
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