Boost Your Knitting: Dealing with Ends

By Ann Shayne
October 2, 2019

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11 Comments
  • That. Was. AWESOME!

  • Love the new techniques…..plan to buy as a c hristmas gift for me….happy is my mission…deb

  • I think this is what I do already. My question is how to handle the weaving in when you are in the midst of color work. I can do it, but it’s very fiddly. Is there an easy way of doing it?

    The weaving in is easier (at least to me) if you hold the end you’re weaving in as in color work. Same technique as in catching floats. Yes? Except you just keep on catching the end every other stitch.

  • Would this technique work if you are knitting flat and changing colors at the end of the row?I have a beautiful wrap pattern queued up for my Tosh advent yarn, but the thought of all those ends makes me want to cry.

  • That splicing method is brilliant. I can see how useful it is when you want to avoid the slightly thicker bit that regular spit-splicing produces.

  • WHEW! Just in time! When I mistakenly cut off one color too short where I wanted to join another color, this second method worked like a dream and kept me from tearing my hair out. Thank you!

  • Truly MAGIC!
    I’ve found this kind if splicing works on superwash that is fingering single ply wool, too. So I’d say test it before assuming you need to weave in the ends.

  • Quick question — is this shipping for this $10 or the ‘field guide’ rate?

  • Great tutorial. I am trying that soon!

  • Wow. So easy. Thanks!

  • Sometimes when I have spit spliced, the join is fatter than the other yarn. I can see this would help that problem.