Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Part 3 of working ends in with a sewing needle: weaving ribbing

I thought I was done with ends forever, but evidently not quite yet. By e-mail and comment, there have been several requests for a diagram of weaving-in ends along a column in ribbing. Without further ado, here it is:--TECHknitter

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PS:  Here is a link to a post with 10 (!)  different methods of working in ends in knitting, eight of which are "as you go."
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Anonymous said...

thanks so much! i can see it now. =)

marjorie said...

Thanks for showing these posts. Most often I finish off my ends using methods like those Montse Stanley calls "darning". If you have "The Knitter's Handbook", the diagrams are on p. 226 (the horizontal darning). This seems much less sophisticated than your mirroring of the knit stitches, but the ridges on the back of stockinette also make a convenient place to hide ends. Although, in flat knitting, I almost always try to place the ends at the edges so they can be worked into the seam and so I have no finishing in the middle of the garment.


Vicki Knitorious said...

I have learned so much from these weaving-in posts -- I was doing some things well enough, there's room for improvement with others. Finally! I know what that sharp yarn needle is for! ; ) I don't say it enough... Thank you.

--Deb said...

Hmm. My favorite way of weaving in ends along ribbing is to spiral up along one of the vertical . . . as in, to literally spiral my needle into and around the side of one row of knit stitches. I love this method because it's easy, pretty fun, actually, to twirl the needle over and in, and I can basically do all of the weaving at once--I dip the needle into a series of stitches and THEN pull the yarn through. Voila. Done!

--TECHknitter said...

Hi Marjorie--Thanks for your comments, illuminating as always. Since I started writing this blog, I try somewhat to stay away from other technique books or blogs--That way, I'm pretty sure my ideas (as well as my mistakes) are my own. One thing is for sure--there must be DOZENS of ways to work in ends, These blog posts have just scraped the surface, I feel sure.

Hi Vicki--thanks for your kind and thoughtful words. They truly mean a lot. I appreciate also, the various links on your sites since TECHknitting first started, believe me, I *really* do.

Hi Deb--Sounds like a fun trick, thanks for sharing it. As I said to Marjorie--there must be dozens of ways to work in ends, and your comment is proof!


Terry said...

You mentioned earlier that you get a number of comments about your posts being too confusing. I personally do NOT have any problem following the written directions you provide, and actually prefer them to video I have to replay at least ten times (and cringe everytime I hear a "uhmm") AND can't easily refer to in the comfort of my knitting chair -- but I have always learned best by reading the directions, while others learn by doing. I believe it is the differences in us, the readers, not a deficit in your approach. It is up to you if wish to try to be all things to all people, but please do not abandon this written and well-illustrated instruction.
(Have you ever read the comments section of book sales, say at Amazon or Crafters Choice, where many folks seem to feel a valid criticism is that something is "complicated" or "not easy to understand"? I'm not saying that is what is happening here, but there are different skill and experience levels and not everyone wants the abridged version.)

--TECHknitter said...

Hi Terry--
Thanks for your feedback. I do plan to stay with the current format, although I was tinkering around in my mind with adding video for the most complicated techniques. Thanks also for the warning about the "uhmmms" in the sound track--if video ever comes to TECHknitting, maybe I'll try with the voice-over technique.


noricum said...

Thanks for all the wonderful posts, and I look forward to reading more when you're back! :)

In the diagram in this post, I think you may have the over/under reversed on the two crossings closest to the yarn needle.

Anonymous said...

wow! I just found your site and love it. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Weaving in ends for rib is one of those things that I struggle with to get a 'satisfactory finish' Thanks so much ... you have now made this so clear to me. Kelcie from Australia :-)