I cannot remember where I saw this type of join. I recall that the instructions said to practice it , if it was a new technique, and I can see the pattern - but I cannot remember the place I saw it! I THINK it was in the Japanese book by - NO, I remember!
It is in a pattern by Kiniko Chitose - a collar pattern - in the Ring of Tatters book.
She instructs that to perform this join,
"...bring the working thread through the picot to which you wish to join, make a picot, then work from the pattern. The two joining picots are interlinked and look as though they are touching, tip to tip."Effective!
Then on to Jane's Blip-less join:
This took me a few minutes to figure out, but once I did, I realized that it really works.
Excellent, Jane! Thanks!
GOOD NEWS! YAY!