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How to Make a Magic No-Ends Knot

Join a new skein without having to weave in ends!

By: Chris Hammond for
How to Make a Magic No-Ends Knot
How to Make a Magic No-Ends Knot
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Tying a knot may seem like a simple skill to master, but the magic no-ends knot is a special type of knot that will keep you from having to weave in ends!

This type of knot is perfect for a wide range of knitting patterns from blankets to large shawls that require many skeins. This knot is very secure, so it's also great for high-durability fabrics. When it comes to working with yarn, it is incredibly important to be able to tie a secure knot as quickly as possible.



  1. Put your two pieces of yarn side-by-side and pinch them in between your thumb and forefinger about a quarter of an inch from the ends of the yarn.

  2. Take the yarn from your new skein of yarn and wrap it clockwise around your thumb and pinch it with the other strands of yarn.

  3. Wrap the yarn again and put this new wrap of yarn on top (closer to the end of your thumb) of the first wrap.

  4. Take the yarn and bring it in between your thumb and the two ends of yarn.

  5. Take the two ends of yarn and tuck them around the last wrap that you made in step 4.

  6. Tug on the yarn that's attached to the new skein of yarn and remove your thumb. Tighten, and you've got your magic no-ends knot!

What's your go-to method for joining a new skein of yarn?

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This is my go-to technique for adding new yarn in either knitting or crochet. I hate weaving in ends, so this technique saves me time and frustration. Plus, it seems more secure to me.

Do you know if this knot has a name associated with it? I have a book of knots and wanted to have the name to flag it in my book. Thanks! P.s. I havent tried it yet but will do so when I change yarns on my current project.

This knot technique and the Russian join are my two favorite ways to join new yarn. Both are seamless and eliminate weaving in ends.

Leave a comment...Ditto ... Love the fact the technique is simple and easy! Best of all, looks great and no ends to weave in. Currently knitting a baby blanket so it came in handy for me. Thanks Chris for sharing this niffy trick !!

Thumbs Up!!! I'll be following these instructions from now on. Thanks.

this is a new technique for me and one that I shall be using from now on - love learning new things. Thank you again, folks.

I've just tried this knot technique and I have to say it is brilliant! The more I tried to pull it apart the tighter it got. I definitely will be using this method to join my wool in the future. Thank you. Sheila


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