Russian Join Technique

Russian Join
Russian Join

What is a Russian join? A Russian join is a very effective way to join 2 yarn ends without using a knot.

The Russian Join technique works well on any type of plied yarn, especially when the yarn doesn’t felt, such as for cotton, linen or superwash wool yarns. It can be used for knitting and crochet. I also like to use this method for nalbinding.

How to Russian Join Yarn
Step 1:
Thread a needle with one of the yarns you wish to join.
Work the needle back through the yarn for about an inch.

How to Make A Russian Join – 1

Step 2:

Thread the needle and Pull the thread through, leaving a loop in the yarn end.

How to Make A Russian Join – 2

Step 3:
Thread the second yarn end through the loop.

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Step 4:

Work the needle back through the second yarn end for about an inch.

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Step 5:
Pull the needle through the yarn, forming a second loop.

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Pull gently on both yarn ends to close the loops.

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You can now trim the yarn ends leaving you with a neatly joined yarn.

Nalbinding – the Russian Join

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Nalbinding Stitches
Nalbinding Stitch Summary
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Verulamium Spindles and Looms
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Nalbinding Needles

Nalbinding Needles

Nalbinding Yarn & Needles
In my Etsy shop – I will have some Nalbinding needles and naturally plant dyed yarns for sale that are suitable for Nalbinding.
I also sell some of my Nalbinding supplies on Ebay.

Nalbinding Books
Nalbinding – What in the World Is That?
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Nalbinding Made Easy
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Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi