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05-04-2008, 12:55 AM
I have finally completed the back piece to my first sweater and am left with stitches on a stitch holder that I know will join the sleeves and neckband later on. Just wondering how much of a tail I should leave with any stitches on a stitch holder and do I need to knot the last stitch to stop it unraveling?

Any help appreciated!!:think:

Jan in CA
05-04-2008, 01:08 AM
If the pattern says to cut the yarn then leaving the tail 8 inches or so should be fine. If you are concerned you can leave it longer. I've never had a problem with something unraveling while it's on the needle so you shouldn't need to knot it.

05-04-2008, 01:08 AM
6-10" should be more than enough even if you need to sew up any seams. There's no need to knot it, it won't unravel.

05-04-2008, 01:32 AM
:) Thanks Jan,

Greatly appreciated!!

05-04-2008, 01:34 AM
:-P Thanks Suzee,

All of these little tips are really helpful, thank goodness for this forum!!