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loveknittingbeginner 05-12-2013 08:45 PM

Need help with my knitting pattern
Hi everyone,

I just bought the Options Slippers pattern for Women by Kris Basta and I have a question.

What does this mean:

Do not bind off. Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in.

The part that confuses me is fasten off and weave in.

Itís a knitting pattern.

Thanks for helping me!!

Marg1e 05-12-2013 09:01 PM

It'd bloody well confuse me, too!
But without some context it's a bit difficult to comment. And since I would dearly like to read something Informative by one or other of the experts here, could you please provide a bit more of what the pattern says before that instruction?

Becky Morgan 05-12-2013 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by loveknittingbeginner (Post 1377132)
Do not bind off. Cut yarn, fasten off and weave in.

Would that happen to be the toe of the slipper? Often, the top of a hat, or the toe of a slipper, or sometimes glove fingers and mitten tops end that way rather than with a bind-off because they need to come together in a rounded point.

If you've decreased to six or eight stitches, you'd fasten off by cutting a few inches from the work, running the working yarn through all the stitches and weaving what's left through the work so it won't come loose.

Marg1e 05-12-2013 09:42 PM

That's what experts do: they don't ask for context because they can recognise situations.

GrumpyGramma 05-12-2013 09:45 PM

Where are you in the pattern, the toe maybe? What were the last row or 2 having you do?

loveknittingbeginner 05-12-2013 11:09 PM

Thank you so much!!! Now I understand what it means!!

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