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Partial Spit Join

Partial Spit Join

Like most knitters, I don't enjoy weaving in yarn tails, so whenever possible, I try to minimize the number of tails I'll have to deal with at the end of a project.

I'm currently knitting a pair of Duck Pond Socks, which features narrow bands of color.

When I reach one of those narrow stripes, I could:

  • cut my main color yarn
  • join the contrasting color yarn
  • knit the stripe
  • cut the contrasting color
  • rejoin the main color

That would give me 4 yarn tails to weave in later. Instead, I use a simple spit join to attach the contrast in color, and carry the main color on the inside of the sock.

Here's how it's done.

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