How to Weave in Ends
Have you ever wondered what to do with the loose ends of yarn while finishing a knitting project? Weaving in ends is an effective way not only to get rid of extra yarn length trailing off your work but also to secure those leftovers, meaning there is less chance of unravelling. The general opinion is that there isn’t a wrong way to weave in ends, but there are better and worse ways to do it. Here, we have chosen three different simple methods to finish off your knitted work.
Technique 1: Duplicate stitch on the right and wrong sides
Thread your needle and look at the stitch path on the side you have chosen to weave in.
Insert your needle following this path, following the path each stitch takes.
Repeat the process until your yarn runs out.
Technique 2: Weaving in ends in Ribbing
Pointing the needle away from you vertically, Insert the needle up the fabric in a under over pattern in the columns between the V’s made by the rib.
After a short distance, repeat the last step only this time going down the fabric instead
Repeat if you like, then gently stretch the fabric, pulling from the left and right edges to settle the stitches.
Technique 3: Duplicate stitch on Garter Stitch
Send the needle through a purl bump, going upwards. Then going down through the bump to the left of it.
Next slip your needle horizontally through part of the ridge below the chosen bumps then back into the last bump, this time again going upwards.
Repeat, following the path for around six stitches.
Regardless of the stitch you are weaving into, the general pattern is that you follow the path of rows or stitches. Weaving in ends is a perfect way to finish off a project and it gives you a mostly invisible solution to the issue of extra yarn.
Weaving in ends is a beautiful way to avoid your knitted pieces from unravelling. It is a good skill to know; however, everyone has their own special method of taming their stray ends, so find what works for you specifically.