Secrets of Splicing: Up Your Ends Game
Saturday, June 10, 2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Session Type:
2-Hour Class
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
Amy Snell
Knitting, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:

When joining new yarn, the ideal splice is smooth, strong, and nearly invisible. We’ll practice spit-splicing, the Russian join, and many other ways to start a new ball of yarn, including special options for colorwork. We’ll talk about the pros and cons of each, plus better ways to weave in ends when you can’t or shouldn’t splice.

Technique Requirements: knit/purl, cast on/bind off


Homework: With worsted yarn and appropriate needles (typically US #7-9), cast on 20 stitches and work four rows in stockinette (knit a row, purl a row, repeat). Leave the yarn attached and do not cut.

Supplies for Class:

20 yards of worsted-weight yarn in each of two light colors (strongly recommended to be non-superwash wool), needles suitable for working with worsted yarn (typically US #7-9), scissors, and a crewel or tapestry needle.