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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ends, Blogging Alphabetically

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How do you weave in, tuck in your ends when you're crocheting?  This is a concern when changing color, when you come to the end of a skein of yarn, and especially when your crocheted item is complete.  Sadly, it's not uncommon for me to receive donations sometimes where this hasn't been done.  I use all 3 of these methods.......but most often I use the first one listed when finishing an item.  

  1. Weave through the stitches. Run that needle through a couple stitches, change directions and run it vertically, then weave it in the opposite direction. ...
  2. Whipstitch the stitches. ...
  3. Weave as you crochet

When I receive items that have ends sticking out, tails at the end of the finished item; they do not get donated as quickly.  They are laid aside until I can take the time to finish the item by working in the ends.  Sometimes, an item that wasn't quite finished with a tail hanging has started to unravel and needs to be fixed.  Thankfully, not often.

When knitting, I do pretty the same thing......but, if you have a stretchy piece here's a u-tube video that shows a method I also use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-p4qsiyuI8

The important thing is, to NOT tie a knot and cut...and to not leave tails dangling so your item looks unfinished and or unravels.

The other important thing to note in the 3 methods listed above...the lack of tying a knot and cutting the yarn very close to the knot.  When I receive items that this method was used, they require more work on my part before they can be donated.  In a few cases, I've unraveled and added some of my yarn in order to make a good finish that will not unravel with heavy use.



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4 comments:

  1. The ends! Very good reminder for everyone. Weaving in the ends on your part takes away time that you might not have. I have received for my baby charity, ends that are also out. Also for the letter W, wash the items before donating. I opened a box once with lots of hair. UGG. I had to wash everything and weave in the ends. Not fun.

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    1. Right you are Sue. All things that I need to do for a donation delay when the item can actually be donated. I know what you mean about wash. More times than I can count, it's bad for the allergies when the hair is pet hair too. Thank you as always for your wonderful support.

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  2. You are so right! Properly taking care of the ends is very important. Sometimes it is hard to tell on items until they are washed and fall apart (voice of experience). Thanks for this great reminder not to knot and cut.

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    1. Yep...been there too Sandie. If it doesn't make it through one laundry, it won't make it long at all with use.

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