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Old 04-14-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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Question on finishing...
I am just about done with my hat, the last of the instruction is:

"Break yarn and thread through rem 8 sts. Pull up tight and fasten off securely."

I know this sound silly, but do I weave the yarn through or just pull it straight through the stitches? Then am I supposed to knot it?

(The final step is pressing, then I join the back seam).
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Old 04-14-2005, 12:55 AM   #2
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Pull the yarn tight so all the sts pull together, then weave the end into the work.
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Old 04-14-2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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So your hat kinda looks like this, with the tail coming out one end.
Code:
   XX    0000000---------------  (tail)
         VVVVVVV
        VVVVVVVVV
       VVVVVVVVVVV
      VVVVVVVVVVVVV
     VVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
what I do when finishing a hat is that I double over the tail yarn and pull it through the side where I put the XX's. I don't pull it out all the way though -- I use the doubled over end that I've pulled through and tie it in a knot to the end of the tail that's still poking out the side where the XX's are. --- does that make sense?

The main reason I like this method is that way there are two strands of yarn going through the live knit stitches -- that way on the odd chance that one strand breaks, you've got the other one.
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