I have unsuccessfully attempted using the Russian join in the past. It wasn't until my friend Mary, from Crone Craft Studios, walked me through the process that I was able to master the join. She showed me exactly how to make the perfect Russian join.
The Russian Join
- protein fiber based yarn (any yarn that is a primarily from an animal)
- embroidery needle
Note: There's no rule saying this technique can only be used with protein fibers. However, it has been my experience, that it is easiest for beginners to create an inconspicuous join with wool or a wool blend.
Are you ready to practice your Russian joining skills? You may enjoy my 'Simply Striped Christmas Stockings' or 'Sleepy Sheep Socks' patterns.