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Topic: an alternative to weaving in ends????  (Read 574 times)
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« on: February 18, 2006 01:17:07 PM »

weaving in the ends has always been such a yucky task for me. 

the setting:
i was knitting a baby blanket for my soon-to-be-born niece (we're on babywatch, 2006 at the moment, as my sister-in-law is about to pop!!) and i was at the end of one skein and needed to bring in the next when it hit me...

the thought process in action:
why not, when the new yarn is attached to the old yarn/end of the row, just weave it in by knitting it along with the new yarn? 

my very own devil's-advocate brain steps in:
is this going to totally bite me in the tush later?  i did it with the blanket and then with a sweater i just made for her last week and it doesn't seem to make it noticably bulkier.  i am the worst weaver-inner and i seriously always DREAD it.  maybe this is something others have done forever and i'm a dork for not picking up on it, orrrrr maybe this is the worst idea ever for a number of reasons.  maybe i'm an archaic knitter and i've been doing it wrong all along.

i hate weaving.
discuss amongst yourselves (and me and everyone else reading Grin )....

what WOULD willie do?
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006 02:10:47 PM »

this works fine when you're working with the same color and is generally what I do.  When I'm working a color change, I loop the two together and hold the tail of the new color with the new color and work them together.  This leaves me only the tail of the old color to weave in later.    I don't do this when I work fair isle in the round, though, as I use the ends to get rid of the jog.

I also spit splice when I can.
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2006 02:26:21 PM »

There is a great video on KnittingHelp.com showing a method for doing this.
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2006 02:41:01 PM »

heh.  i'll have to check out the video.  thanks for the info.

i am knitting another blanket today for another friend who just had a baby a week ago and decided to weave in the cast on tail by knitting it with the first row.  i'm glad to know it has worked for you and that i'm not entirely lazy or crazy.  Smiley

what WOULD willie do?
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