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smeldsgang 02-14-2014 12:23 PM

Knitting In Ends
 
What is the best needle/tool to use when weaving in ends? I made a mistake in the title of the thread, sorry.

RochesterKnitter 02-14-2014 01:06 PM

Knitting in ends?...
knitting needles
This would be for a knitted join.

Or weaving in ends?
crochet hook or tapestry needle.
Depends on the size of the item you are weaving the ends in on. Smaller items with tighter weave is often easier with a needle, whereas a larger item with looser weave is amenable to either.

Jan in CA 02-14-2014 03:16 PM

I'm assuming you mean weaving in the ends? If so then I use a yarn needle.

smeldsgang 02-14-2014 10:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RochesterKnitter (Post 1397192)
Knitting in ends?...
knitting needles
This would be for a knitted join.

Or weaving in ends?
crochet hook or tapestry needle.
Depends on the size of the item you are weaving the ends in on. Smaller items with tighter weave is often easier with a needle, whereas a larger item with looser weave is amenable to either.


DARN! Yes, it should have been weaving in the ends.

smeldsgang 02-14-2014 10:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1397203)
I'm assuming you mean weaving in the ends? If so then I use a yarn needle.


YEP! It should have been weaving in the ends.

justplaincharlotte 02-14-2014 10:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smeldsgang (Post 1397241)
YEP! It should have been weaving in the ends.

I use a large tapestry needle with a bent end, weave in on the back side in a duplicate stitch for several stitches then thread back in the same direction for a few stitches to secure the end.

Here's the knitty article I still use for weaving in ends.

smeldsgang 02-14-2014 11:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justplaincharlotte (Post 1397242)
I use a large tapestry needle with a bent end, weave in on the back side in a duplicate stitch for several stitches then thread back in the same direction for a few stitches to secure the end.

Here's the knitty article I still use for weaving in ends.


Where do you find these?

GrumpyGramma 02-14-2014 11:47 PM

Where to get the bent tapestry needles? I got mine at JoAnn, I think I've seen them at Walmart, probably most stores that carry yarn would have them. You can also get yarn needles that aren't bent. So you know what we're talking about: https://www.google.com/#q=tapestry+needles

smeldsgang 02-15-2014 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma (Post 1397248)
Where to get the bent tapestry needles? I got mine at JoAnn, I think I've seen them at Walmart, probably most stores that carry yarn would have them. You can also get yarn needles that aren't bent. So you know what we're talking about: https://www.google.com/#q=tapestry+needles


I looked today at Walmart and JoAnn for the bent needle and couldn't find them. What department would they be in?

GrumpyGramma 02-15-2014 01:18 AM

If they are at Walmart they should be where they have crochet hooks and knitting needles. Same in JoAnn. If you ask, someone might know whether they carry them. Walmart should have the plain, no bent tip ones, stores like Fred Meyer might. You can order them online from www.knitpicks.com and other sites that sell yarn and associated gizmos.


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