A Hunter’s Bend is another knot that can be used for a join.
Like the Magic Knot, you can trim the tails all the way to the end – meaning no tails to weave in!
- Old Yarn
- New Yarn
- Two Hands
Again – no darning needle!
- Knitting or crochet
- Not great for precise color changes but it can be done. Once you get the hang of this you’ll have a much better idea where the knot will land.
- Not for super-bulky yarn because it does create a knot – and with that you’ll get some extra yarn in the space where the knot is.
- I haven’t tried it on laceweight yet but I suspect that it’s possible but more difficult because the strands might become unruly. I’d likely try the Magic Knot first.
Ok, let’s get started
And here it is all done after a few rows have been knitted:
It’s another secure join when connecting two yarns together. This knot is a bit larger than the Magic Knot and I recommend you put the knot at the back of the work. This may take some finessing to do (knitting a few stitches more loosely or more tightly) but it’s definitely possible and creates a join that makes NO ENDS to weave in.
I suggest you try this out with some scrap yarn of two different colors on a swatch. The two different colors will really help you distinguish which yarn is which. After a bit of practice you’ll be tying Hunter’s Bends like it’s old hat.