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« on: December 05, 2005 04:44:50 AM »

I recently(re-)learned to knit and am so glad to finally be posting to this board. I kept wandering over from the crochet board anyway, so it's about time!

One of my first projects is a striped pouch sort of thing for my SIL made of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes that is destined for felting. Being lazy, I'm wondering if I can just knot off the loose ends of the stripes since I am planning to full/felt the bag - will this hold, or do I need to weave all of the ends in? I just got done weaving in all of the ends on a striped crocheted scarf, and I'm not eager to turn around and do it again, plus time is an issue. However, I'll do whatever I need to - I don't want to ruin the bag.

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« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2005 08:39:36 AM »

In my world, yes, you can....and it does fine.  I do suggest weaving the ends in but it doesn't have to nice at all....one straight shot will do the trick. 


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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2005 09:36:11 AM »

Yep - I made knitpick's farmer's market tote a while back, and just tied the loose ends into knots where I could.  after felting, they become almost invisible, and what you can see is on the inside of the bag anyway! 


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« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2005 10:47:23 AM »

I got sick of weaving in ends on an intarsia bag recently, and ended up tying knots about halfway through.  They did just fine and I just trimmed off any loose junk after felting.
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2005 11:38:12 AM »

Thanks! I ended up taking the middle road and tying a knot and then weaving in an inch or two - probably an unnecessary extra step, but since the bag didn't felt that well, maybe a good idea. It still looked OK, but I have to go back to the drawing board on the felting procedure.

Good to know about the knots - now I can indulge my love of stripes with no dread...
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2005 10:13:38 PM »

Yes.  I just finished an intarsia tote, and the lazy knots and unwoven ends held up just fine, though they looked a bit sloppy.  If you're going to line it, no problem, I say.

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