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Posted - 04/12/2010 :  12:57:34 PM  Show Profile Send susan14_23 a Private Message  Reply with Quote

I've read the recent Knitty article about weaving in your ends while you knit, and I'd like to give it a try. I'm working on a cotton chenille washcloth (the flower one in Weekend Knitting, where you knit five petals and join them together, then knit the center) and am wondering if this will work with cotton chenille, especially for a washcloth that will get a lot of use. I'm worried about the ends coming loose. Any advice?


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Posted - 04/17/2010 :  11:20:08 PM  Show Profile Send fiddlerbird555 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think it will hold as well as weaving in ends after you knit.


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Posted - 04/18/2010 :  8:37:09 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I >could< weave my ends in, but I prefer to >DARN< them in so I know for sure that they won't come out.


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amazing grace
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Posted - 04/22/2010 :  4:13:46 PM  Show Profile Send amazing grace a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I really like weaving the ends in as I knit. When I am done knitting, I am not faced with all the little tails to darn in. And I personally feel like it is more secure than darning.

Here is a link to the tutorial I used when learning the technique.

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Posted - 04/26/2010 :  1:21:20 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I still prefer to darn in the ends for everything that isn't wool, and add to this the splitting off of plies and feathering out from the ends. Yes, it's nuts.

For wools and woolly blends, I just spit splice. I hate ends with a passion.

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Posted - 05/11/2010 :  11:36:05 AM  Show Profile Send Shalee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As amazing grace said: When I am done knitting, I am not faced with all the little tails to darn in. and I totally agree with that. The only problem you might face is if you have to frog or even undo all and start over.

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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 05/13/2010 :  03:27:39 AM  Show Profile  Send Eleanor a Yahoo! Message Send Eleanor a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Would this work with cotton yarn?
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Posted - 05/13/2010 :  05:33:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Eleanor, it will depend on the texture of the yarn, how long of a tail you weave in, and what the knitted item is used for. The more hard use it gets, the faster tails could pop out. The smoother the yarn, the faster the tails could pop out. And the shorter the tail, the less friction there is to hold it in place and the sooner the tail could pop out.

Like Lella, I use a Russian join or a split splice to join new wool yarn, unless I'm working on superwash which can't full together. It saves work and yarn. When I made my sock yarn blanket (eesh, that took forever) I wove in the ends as I worked, but since a lot of the yarns were superwash, I made those tails very very long.

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