Our Summer Sweater Knit Along would not be complete without a guest post from Jane! I think she's been in all of them so far! I love her to bits and could gush about her fabulousness all day but I'll spare you for now...lol. You all know how much of a fan I am of her work and her technique posts are some of our most popular for our knit alongs!
Today Jane's here to chat with you all about weaving in those ends! I know a ton of us hate this task but trust me - it's worth every minute. When spending all that time to knit your gorgeous new garment it's so important to take the extra steps for a beautiful finish and a lovely inside for your garment as well as the outside. You guys ready to get weaving in those ends?
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Thanks for having me back on the blog Shan! Your SSKALs are always so much fun, I'm excited to be a part of it even if I can't participate with a knitting project!
For my post I would like to share with you my two favorite methods of weaving in ends. Each serves it's own purpose depending on who I am knitting for. The first is an invisible method perfect for gift knitting or projects that I know don't need to be altered after finishing. The second is the method I use most and leaves ends secure but visible and easy to pull out in case adjustments need to be made!
Both methods are illustrated first using a contrasting yarn so that each step is easier to see, and then followed by images using matching yarn to demonstrate how invisible/visible each method is. You'll find instruction for weaving in ends on both the knit and purl sides of Stockinette fabric.
PURL SIDE /// contrasting yarnIn the demonstration below I've used a contrasting yarn to make the steps more visible.
PURL SIDE /// matching yarnBelow I've demonstrated the same method using the same yarn as the swatch to demonstrate how invisible the results are.
KNIT SIDE /// contrasting yarnThe first picture tutorial was demonstrating how to use this method on the purl side of a Stockinette fabric. Below is the same method only on the knit side of the fabric. This is also the same method used to create a duplicate stitch on a knit fabric to embellish a finished project.
KNIT SIDE /// matching yarnThis is what it looks like using the same yarn as the swatch. The duplicate stitches blend right in.
PURL SIDE /// contrasting yarn
PURL SIDE /// matching yarn
KNIT SIDE /// contrasting yarnI weave in the ends on the knit side a little differently. As you can see they are still very visible and this method is very easy to pull out.
KNIT SIDE /// matching yarn
Thanks for joining in today Jane! Love this tutorial! So handy! I hope you all enjoy it and find it helpful when finishing your new sweaters! You can always find all of our guest tutorials on our Tips & Techniques page HERE and all of our Summer Sweater Knit Along posts HERE.
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