August 28th, 2012

Tuesday’s Knitting & Crochet Tip – Wet Splicing

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Wet splicing is a great technique that can be used to join two pieces of yarn together. You can use it in place of weaving in ends, or if you come across a knot while in the middle of your row. 100% wool works best, but any animal fiber or any fiber that felts can be wet spliced.

Step 1: Take your two strands, and make sure your ends are frayed. If you’ve used scissors to cut your yarn, unply it with your hands. It’s easier for the wool to grab onto itself when the ends are rough. Overlap both strands about an inch in the palm of your hand.

Step 2: Take some water and wet down the yarn really well. The yarn needs heat and moisture to felt together.

Step 3: Rub your hands together quickly. You want to feel your hands starting to get warm.

Now, this acts as one strand of yarn. You might get a slight bump in the middle, but wool and animal fibers block so well, once you knit it into your project you’ll never even notice where you joined your strands.

Watch wet splicing in action by viewing the video below!

 

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Grace

Customer Service Liaison at WEBS - America's Yarn Store
I started working at WEBS in September 2010. I learned how to knit 5 years ago and have been crocheting since childhood. When I'm not knitting, I love to be outside with my Black Lab, Ellie.
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  • http://www.facebook.com/tammy.renee.scott Tammy Renee Scott

    Thank you so much. This is great! I will be using this from now on!

  • Carolyn

    I’ve always known this as a “spit splice”, because nobody really goes to get a glass of water to do it, do they? But it works great no matter what your choice of liquid.

  • sharon

    This is a great help and will reduce those annoying knots I’ve used in the past. Thanks so much.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tracie.switzertopp Tracie Switzer Topp

    Great tip! Thank you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/rhdez3 Rossy Hdez

    Muchas gracias esto es de mucha ayuda!!! Que tengas un buen dia :3