Tell me you hate yourself, without actually saying that you hate yourself.
By - ClasslessTulip
This is where you stare at it and wonder how bad would a blanket full of unwoven ends really be
Glad I'm not the only one that has occasionally turned a project over and just pretend like it was done lol.
I'm sincerely considering that lol
Sew on a backing !! If you have a piece of cotton flannel and a sewing machine... (Or old fleece blanket)
Plus it adds some bulk and weight to your project, which is nice for a bed quilt (unless you're not going for that).
in all seriousness, will anything unravel if they aren’t woven in? i’m terrified
I would imagine it's possible for it to sorta start unraveling. Joking aside I've always gone back and weaved the ends in. I tend to let the projects that need weaving in, pile up and just spend my nightly knitting time one or two times just focused on finishing those things off.
I can do that though as I live alone and done have anyone that can mess with my projects.
It depends on the type of yarn used and the intended use of the project. This is a simple Log Cabin blanket knitted out of pure wool (I'll post more about the project in a separate post). I knit a center square, cast off, then picked up stitches along the side with my next color, knitted, cast off until I had one stitch left, picked up stitches along the next side, etc. This gives a lot of sturdy edges/seams to hide tails in, but because it's wool, it will also slowly felt over time, securing the knots for each cast-off. I just don't like leaving tails out because then it looks ratty 😂
Quilted backing anyone?
This is when you sew fleece on the back and make it a reversible super warm blanket
Tuck as you go baby, tuck as you go.
Or weave the new ends in as you go when you add new yarn. I know this is too late for this blanket but it really is a game changer. Someone suggested it to me a few months ago on here and it has seriously given a level of peace to my knitting that I didn't realize I needed. You simply twist the new and old ends around each new stitch for the next 6 or so stitches. It looks really tidy and you don't have to do it at the end.
Great minds think alike! Good morning friend!
Yay! a new knitting friend!
That’s what I’ve been doing on my blanket! When I’m taking a break from knitting... or right before I start to actually knit ... I look at what other things I should do /clean up 1st.
Am I the only one that enjoys weaving in ends? When I do that it means the work is almost completed. 😂 maybe someday I can start a business just providing that service!
I will literally be your first customer
Have you tried the weavin’ Stephen method from his YouTube channel? It seems like it would maybe be a goos fit for this project - not that you can go back and do it now, but it might come in handy in the future! It took me 20 years to learn about it, lol, but it’s been a game changer for me!
Let's just stand in a nice orderly line
Proper social distancing please. :)
This is legit! Finishing work is actually a service that a few ladies at my yarn store would provide! Do it!
D’oh! You beat me to it! By seven minutes!
I don't mind weaving ends in either, it seems to go really quickly?
I'll give it that - I'll look at a project with (nearly) as many ends as OP's in dismay, grab a glass of wine and settle in thinking the evening is going to totally suck, and then be surprised when I've run out of ends to weave in.
And then be almost giddy when I've got a handful of snipped bits of yarn headed to the bin.
Third customer reporting in!!
No joke, I would be a customer!
Would also be a customer. I hate weaving in ends.
How can one image covey such profound joy and intense sorrow?
Love the blanket, color choices, and your wonderful tension! Hate picturing you having to weave in all those ends..
*Sad weaving noises*
(On the brighter side, have you considered using the duplicate stitch to weave in ends? It’s super quick and looks great!)
Or hold the old yarn double with your new color when you start your new color, then when it's too short to knit with anymore (after like 5 stitches), you keep going. Then when you're whole project is done, go through and snip all the ends that were too short!
Oops. As usual I should have read a little farther :)
Woah.... I’ve never thought of this !!!!!!!!!!
I learned duplicate stitch back in January.
I’m most definitely doing this from now on ! Genius!
Yes! It was actually someone else on here a while ago that gave me that same revelation!
That person commented somewhere that they use duplicate stitch and I had a huge lightbulb moment. I’ve never looked back, unless making something that requires garter stitch!
Wait... what’s the other way to weave in ends? I thought weaving in ends is essentially doing duplicate stitch I didn’t know there’s a different way
This is the other way I used to do it before learning duplicate stitch!
[Weaving in Ends](https://youtu.be/v-p4qsiyuI8)
Just finished putting an applied icord edging on it, and now onto the weaving in of the ends!...why do I do this to myself 😂
Send it to me
I’ll weave in your ends for you. No cost.
I wouldn’t OP... they never said they’d send it back...
I am no thief, just a stranger willing to help another stranger.
No ‘strings attached’ - boy that was bad.
No it was perfect 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼
😱 I feel for you....we have all been there....
It’s too late for this project but I recommend the technique in the video for your next project with colour changes. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PdKsONos1cs
Breath in, breath out. Just take it one thread at a time
*cries in Stephen West*
You should try some Susan Bates finishing needles if you haven’t already. You can find them on Amazon for fairly cheap and I find they make end weaving a million times easier
Ends are just another way of getting to play with yarn!
Call it a design feature. If people can walk around in jeans with the knees torn out then why can't ends be a design feature?? :)
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As a new knitter, working on my first blanket, I am very curious about how you did your border.
It was an applied Icord border! I'll write up a master post about the project after I've had my coffee, but it's actually pretty easy to do.
I went through a period when unfinished ends was my signature statement. Like a single fringe. I've since moved on.
Put on your favorite music, open a bottle of wine and settle in for a meditative evening of end-weaving. It can actually be therapeutic and you will be so proud of yourself!
I made a blanket of granny squares back when I tried crochet. And by make, I mean it is still in tiny, cute, individual squares in a bag somewhere waiting to be assembled and seamed.
Seriously good work, its lovely.
Lol. As in I actually laughed out loud at this.
I saw the title of this post before the photo, immediately thought "leaving the loose ends till the end", and lo and behold... lmao
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My log cabin king size blanket looks the same. Well, much worse because it's fluffy yarn.
This made me crack up. I have a scarf the has a ton of ends to weave and I'm DREADING it. Thankfully it doesn't need to be finished until fall 😅
okay, so here is the full write-up!
Pattern based off of this: [Paintbox Log Cabin Blanket](https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paintbox-log-cabin-blanket)
Yarn: 4 orders of [Complete Simply Wool Bulky Value Pack](https://www.knitpicks.com/complete-simply-wool-bulky-value-pack/p/46541) from KnitPicks (prior to addition to Twist hanks).
Border: Attached I-cord edging (lot's of different tutorials online, I just have the process memorized).
Needle: I THINK it was a US 8, and the edging was done on a US 10.
8 rows of 8 squares, so 64 squares total.
...god that's a lot of knitting!
**PATTERN:** [Paintbox Log Cabin Blanket](http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/paintbox-log-cabin-blanket) by [Katherine Keyes](http://www.ravelry.com/designers/katherine-keyes)
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This is one big reason for why I stick to wool yarn (so I can wet splice ends together when at all possible). Definitely try out duplicate stitch for weaving in the ends if you haven’t already.
I usually do a wet splice or carry both strands for a few stitches before dropping, but some of the wool colors didn't like that. Currently, I'm doing one row of squares a day because I'm going through a heatwave and trying to hold a wool blanket on my lap doing that will just be murder lol
Is this what the room really looks like or is this a black and white photo? Honest question
It's a bit washed out, but it does look like this. Our bedding is actually a pale blue, but the lights and poopy phone camera make it look grey. I have a few things I'm going to get professionally photographed so I can get them listed.
Weave 'em in as you go, as many of our knitting friends here have said. I'm not a fan of intarsia because I can't figure out how not to have holes everywhere. I'd love to see the project from the front! This looks absolutely beautiful!