Weaver’s Knot – A Miracle!
Recently, in the daily guy’s Zoom meeting, a friend from Germany told me about the weaver’s knot. Why did I have to hear about this on the street?
What Is A Weaver’s Knot
By a show of hands, how many of you knew about this miracle knot? And never told me about?
Just a little history of my knot knowledge.
When I first starting knitting and decided to connect to sections of yarn together, I used a square knot.
It wasn’t a very effective knot. I couldn’t clip the loose ends very tight to the knot. Else it would untie and wreck my fabric.
Then I learned about the “magic knot.”
With most yarns, this created a tight, little knot that didn’t untie when I clipped the loose ends short. I have been using this knot for over a decade now.
Until last week. When a Zoom friend demonstrated the weaver’s knot.
This is a major change for me in my knitting.
And unlike all those selfish people that have never told you about this before, you’re welcome.
Here is a video demonstrating and comparing the three connecting knots
Working on three things since last blog entry. First is Michael Green’s Provenance Mitts.
I’m using the leftover yarn from the first, larger version of the mitts. Ball and Skein Glissade
in colorway Bittersweet (orange). The 50/50 Merino/Silk blend is lustrous and beautiful. And Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase yarn in colorway Huron (blue), which was a custom color they did for the Great Lakes Knitting Retreat. You could always substitute their Perfection colorway. The superwash Blue-Face Leicester is amazing to work with.
The second project are the “test tubes” I’m making for an upcoming workshop.
I leave in a week to go back up to Easton Mountain. For the first time since September of 2019. I will be hanging out with 25 other vaccinated guys, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.
I will be wearing these lovely felted slip-ons.
The three pairs of “Duffers” felted slippers that I made last week felted up beautifully. Thaddeus wanted one of them. And he was meeting with a good friend who he thought might also want a pair, so he brought him a pair as well.
13 comments on “Weaver’s Knot – A Miracle!”
What about the Russian join? Other than acrylic it works well for me. Lately I have been needle felting the ends so they disappear further.
Thanks for that great tutorial! I got a kick out of you cutting the yarn ends with barber shears! Best wishes for the retreat!
Thanks so much for the tutorial. No, I’ve never heard of the weaver’s knot and will try it as soon as I have a chance. I’ve used the magic knot in the past but like you have found it not completely satisfactory, as are the other ways I use to join yarn.
Enjoy the retreat!
If you’re using a feltable yarn, why not spit splice? No ends to weave in, and if you feel like it needs ripping out, it turns into one huge ball/skein.
That is what I do with non-superwash wool…fast and easy and the most secure of all the methods as far as I’m concerned.
A small quibble from a sailor: Your square knot is not (at least in the video, but one of the photos in the header is tied correctly.) As you tie it in the video, it’s a granny knot, and it is slippery. The clue is, if the short ends tend to lie at right angles after tying then it’s a granny knot. In a square knot the short ends will lie parallel to the main yarns.
But I will try the weaver’s knot again. Last time I saw it recommended they didn’t give you neat short cut of just tightening the slip knot side. Thanks!
Most of the weavers I know—even nationally well regarded ones— just use square knots (you do have to be super sure they are square and not granny) and have told me not to bother with the weaver’s knot which is why I never told you about it. That and because I don’t know you I guess. LOL. I never use knots in knitting anyhow. I look forward to watching your video when I get a few minutes. Maybe you’ll convert me.
PS we don’t clip the square knots in weaving so that may make all the difference.
Thank you Joe ☮️💖
Wow, I love the Leading Men’s Fiber.. awesome yarn
Good timing. I was just about to join two yarns. Gonna try the weavers knot.
Love those pink slippers!
THANK YOU for the weaver’s knot post! I am starting a project using yarn scraps and this is so helpful!