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Old 07-15-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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To Knot or not to Knot?
Let's just get this dirty little topic out in the open. Tell us about your experiences and why you do one or the other (or both).

My mentor said that the proper way is to weave the yarn ends and never tie knots because eventually they'll come out and that beautiful sweater will unravel.
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:41 PM   #2
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I do knot on occasion, but I still leave the ends long and weave them.
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:43 PM   #3
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I was a crocheter before knitting and when I was making baby blankets and things that I knew whould get washed alot I would tie and small knot and then weave in the end. It worked for me, but don't tell anyone!
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:43 PM   #4
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I confess, I knot when I need to. I've never had anything unravel, and I always make sure it isn't pulled too tight. I change colors a lot and sometimes it's just plain easier!
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ooooooooooooooooh we are gonna go to knitter jail!

Yeah i knot sometimes. laziness in some cases and i think that the knot is stronger than a weave in most cases.
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Old 07-15-2005, 08:57 PM   #6
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I have to preface this with saying that I really don't have anything against knots or anyone who does. If I say something about knots, it's all in jest. My philosophy on knitting is to do what you want and what works for you.

I don't knot because I believe weaving is more secure, even and neat. I'm a firm believer in if you're going to take the time to finish your knitting, do it the best you can. Blame my DH.. he thinks this way about *everything*.
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:00 PM   #7
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aww Silver I know you were joking....it just cracked me up so much!
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I try not to knot ( ) but when I bind off I haven't figured out how to weave it back in to my work. So I double knot - it's bad I know!
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:29 PM   #9
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My first project, that I finally finished after the 2nd knitting... a simple nubby cotton baby blanket.... I knotted. I didn't like the fact that I did but I didn't feel bad about it until I realized half way through that I was "maturing" in my knitting thinking. Some of the knots already existed and I posted a question on it too, perhaps out of some sort of "did I do a bad thing?" guilt. Anyhow, they were knots done I suppose when the yarn was wound into hanks at the manufacturer and when I wound them into balls, common sense now tells me I should have untied that knot and then done the "proper" procedure. But, all's well that end's well... in fact, I even knotted in the middle of a row on 3 occasions cuz I didn't want to waste the long tail but didn't have enough to finish the row (apparenlty wasn't paying attention...) and no one is the wiser. I guess my new philosophy is, knot if you must, and get on with your life but try to do your best with what you can.
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I use this method to weave in the ends and it seems to be working quite well so far--but on my current project I'm knotting after the weaving, because the yarn tends to unravel and I don't want little fraying bits popping out everywhere. I don't know if it will help at all, but it was the only thing I could think of!
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