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Old 02-15-2014, 01:45 PM   #11
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Any yarn needle will do if you can't find them. I only have straight needles and they work fine. Been meaning to try the bent ones though. My LYS carries them.

I weave in the ends like Charlotte, but when I go back in the same direction I split the yarn for a few stitches.

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:36 AM   #12
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I have a bent darning needle from my mother's ancient collection. I did check at KnitPicks to see what they might have, but didn't see one. I do believe that quilting stores carry them also.
but a straight darning needle with a blunt end works well too.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:27 AM   #13
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I like to use tapestry needles with large eyes because I'm old. It's getting hard to thread a needle. I get mine from Walmart. I use the type for plastic canvas. They have large eyes and are blunt on the bottom. I weave mine in and out, then turn and go back over what I've already done. You can stitch into the yarn splitting the ply's to anchor it in place better. I like to do my weaving vertically rather than horizontally. This prevents it from coming out when you stretch it. I like metal needles, not plastic. If you pull too hard on them, you'll split the eye of the plastic needle. You can also get a plastic canvas yarn needle threader. I hung a pair of folding scissors around my neck with a cord and had the threader attached to it so it was always handy.
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