Does the magic knot really work?
The magic knot is a great way to join yarn. It’s secure and it’s another way to avoid having to weave in ends. … it can work well for socks but I do suggest you avoid placing the knot under your foot.
Is the Russian join strong?
Pros: Fairly neat, strong, no ends to weave in later. Suitable for all fibers. Cons: The double weight of yarn is sometimes visible. … When to use: If you’re using a plied yarn, not making a color change and need the back to look neat as well as the front.