The Magic Knot or Double Knot- The New Way to Join Yarn

Well, it’s new to me. I recently came across this video explaining the “magic knot”, which is a double knot used to join yarn. Till now, the Russian join has been my go-to technique, but I don’t like the added bulk. With the magic knot technique there are no tails left to weave in, the knot is not visible and there is no added bulk.

I’ve been dreaming of making a scrapghan but have been scared away from the idea thinking about all those ends to weave in. Happy to have a way to make it faster and easier.

“This video tutorial will show you how to join a new ball of yarn to your knitting or crochet by making an invisible knot. This knot is very strong and leaves no ends to weave in.” Video by Jane Richmond.

What projects do you use the magic knot for?


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8 Responses

  1. MuslimahTresses says:

    I am so interested in knitting now. This video was had me rewinding it a few times to be sure I could follow the steps. Now I’ll have to buy some knitting tools. Thanks!

  2. nicola says:

    BRILLIANT! My mother taught me to weave in the ends and I’ve been doing it all my (long) knitting life. It’s the part I hate the most about finishing my pieces. I just tried your method on a couple of pieces of yarn and it was super strong – didn’t come apart when snipped. Never again to weave! Thank you.

  3. Denise says:

    Thank you for this! It’s now my preferred way of doing it.

  4. Jan says:

    The magic know is wonderful. Thank you so much. I plan to use it from now on with my knitting. I am wondering if there is any way to use it when you are changing colors at the end of a row since you don’t exactly know where the knot will fall?? Thanks again.

    • Sakeenah says:

      Hi Jan, sorry for the delay in replying. I haven’t figured that out yet! It does seem very tricky to line it up exactly where you want it. If at the end of the row, you could pull the new color up on your last pull through of the previous row. you could then crochet over the tail of the new color for a few stitches. You would still have to deal with the tail of the previous color but at least one less tail.

  5. Shari Masson says:

    Thank you. Love this knot. Looking forward to following your blog.

  6. Barbara Coffman says:

    This is the easiest explanation to follow that I’ve seen! Thank you so much!

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