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How to Weave In the Ends of Your Knitting Items
Passionate knitters all know how important it is to make the final adjustments in order for their knitting projects to be a total success.
Part of this success is strongly connected with how the ends of the yarn are woven in so they do not remain loose and unsightly.
Here are a few tips on how to do this right:
Weave Technique 1
As a general rule, try to start a new yarn at the end of a row. This way, you will have fewer issues to deal with when your work is finished and end tails are involved.
Weave Technique 2
Make sure that you block all the fabrics before starting to weave in the end tails. This will make sure that these ends will not pop out where you least expect them, ruining what you believe it is a perfect project.
Weave Technique 3
When you are working on a selvedge border, things are pretty straightforward and simple. Use a yarn needle, so you can manipulate your knitted item with ease.
Always work on the back, and make sure that you pull the end tail you want to hide through the purl bumps of the selvedge border. If the yarn tail is very long, use the column next to the first to pull the yarn through, using the alternate purl bump rows, for a solid effect.
Weave Technique 4
You can make your end tails virtually invisible by employing a very simple technique. Work on the back of your work, and make sure that you pull the yarn through the purl bumps that are located on rows one after the other.
Use the technique on two purl bumps at a time and make sure that you stay as close to the original tension of the fabric as possible. Switch the direction by pulling the yarn tail through the next two purl bumps right next to the first two, and repeat as needed
There will be no visible sign of your yarn tails!