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No Ends to Weave In! Join Wool Seamlessly with the Felted Join!

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No Ends to Weave In! Join Wool Seamlessly with the Felted Join!

Whether you call it the Felted Join or the Spit Splice, this way of adding on a new ball of wool is perfect when you want to avoid having to weave in ends.

A few drops of water help wool fibers bind together — the result is seamless! Please note that this method is for wool yarn only! If you are interested in an invisible join for other types of yarn, check out our Russian Join tutorial.

Take a look at how we’ve done it:

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1. Grab your yarn and a bit of water.

2. Unravel the ends you want to connect evenly.

3. Bring the ends together so they cross.

4. Flatten the ends and dab a bit of water on them.

5. Start rolling the yarn vigorously between your palms.

6. Add water and keep rolling until the two yarns become one!

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  • Please note that this only works with wool or blends with a high percentage of wool.

    • Will it work with 100% cashmere yarn?

      • Hi Erica, it should work but wouldn’t be a great option for delicate projects that use lace. Best advice, try it with a small length of the cashmere you have and see if you like how it works and looks.

  • Hi lostarts, indeed you are correct! That is indicated in the first panel.

  • I don’t use wool yarn, but the Russian join is brilliant!

  • Love the Lion Brand’s instructions with photos on how to have my projects look more professional. My only suggestion is to de-link all the photos so they can be copied to a word document and carried along when working on a project away from home. I travel a lot and it’s not always easy to go to the web site to refresh how to work in an instruction that I don’t use that often. Lion Brand yarn is my choice especially when giving gifts. Thanks for all the great informational instructions.

  • Does this also work for a superwash wool?

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