The Russian Join
This method works for joining new colors or a new ball of
the same color. The Russian join creates a knotless join with no ends to weave
To work this technique, you'll need a small yarn needle. Using
the working yarn, thread a few inches of the yarn end through the yarn needle.
Work back into the same strand, leaving a small loop, and insert the needle
through the plies of yarn and thread the yarn back through itself. Leave the
loop at the end open, but pull the yarn tail all the way through the plies.
Using the second ball of yarn, thread one end through the yarn
needle and then put the needle through the created loop on the end of the first
strand. Repeat the same process as above, threading the yarn back through
itself to create a loop.
You now have two interlocking loops of yarn. Pull the tail
ends of each strand to close the loops of yarn around each other. Trim the
tails, or work over them for extra security against raveling.