Should I ball my yarn?
If you are working with yarn in a hank like LB Collection Organic Wool, winding the yarn into a ball is the best way to prevent tangling as you work. After unfolding the hank, loop it around a swift (or chair back, or the hands of a willing friend) to keep it stable as you follow the steps below to wind it into a ball.
Does the magic knot ever come undone?
Essentially what you are doing is felting the two ends of the yarn together to form an even join. Here’s a very helpful video on how to Spit-Splice. Magic Knot: It truly is a magical knot that won’t come undone!
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.