I have been working on my lovely bags in several sizes and fibers as of late. One bag I have made uses twice as much yarn as the standard size with smaller handles. I have worked this bag in a lovely yarn by Cascade Yarns called Luna Paints. This is of the lovely fibers I purchased from Uncommon Threads. I believe I will need to review my yarn purchases soon.
In the middle of the lattice pattern, I noticed that I was coming to the end of one ball of yarn. I knew that it would use two balls, but I felt myself panic as the ball ended in a lace pattern. There is no way to weave in the ends! It is cotton and felting is not an option with cotton. So, I decided to look up and try a method that I have seen but have never tried. It was time to pull out the Russian Join!
So, I took a deep breath and tried it with a scrap piece of yarn first. It was shockingly easy and remarkably strong! Here is a person showing the Russian Join.
What impressed me most about this join was the fact that it is invisible and quite strong! The strength of a join is important to me, and doubly so when it is going to be used for market bags. I asked my Baby Bears to try to pull the yarn apart on my test piece and they were not able to do so. And as fr the invisibility, I dare you to try to find the join in the work!
Without question, I will be using the Russian Join again!