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Old 01-08-2006, 10:11 PM   #1
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Fixing joins that were tied and then cut too short
:crying: I don't know what I was thinking when I did this. I am extremely far along in my first clapotis shawl using Berroco Softwist in Ginger. I've had to join at least seven skeins so far, and for some reason, I TIED THEM TOGETHER and then clipped them rather short. As you can see, I now have a big problem with those ends. One lady at a LYS even mentioned that glue might be the only answer. Having never done anything like this before (the clapotis OR the short, tied ends) I have no idea how to fix this, or even if it is fixable.

PLEASE HELP!!!

(BTW, Amy, your instruction videos have proved invaluable to me, a one-year knitter, although I really wish I'd watched the JOINING videos before I started this project...)

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Old 01-08-2006, 10:40 PM   #2
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There's a textured needle you can get that is designed to push little ends through material... maybe you could use something like that to push the ends back INTO themselves?

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put a wool needle into the shaft of the yarn, then pull the short end through, and pull the needle down into the yarn.. so you are sort of pulling it back into itself?
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What you could do, too, is to either use a crochet hook to pull them into the strands around the knot--not under the strand, but through it. Or put the tapestry needle through the yarn, then thread it and pull that into the strands next to it.
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Wow. Thanks a million! I did the sticking yarn back thru and then weaving through knitting. Worked like a charm -- just difficult on those shorter pieces. Whew! Thank goodness for these types of sites.

BTW, I love the status graph on your answer. I have a blog and would love to put one up. Is there a link or site that has that type of thing?

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Re: short ends
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BTW, I love the status graph on your answer. I have a blog and would love to put one up. Is there a link or site that has that type of thing?
Thanks, I actually followed a link of foldedbird's blog.. I have the same link on mine if you click on the Knits Fabulous in my sig :D
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Re: short ends
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Thanks, I actually followed a link of foldedbird's blog.. I have the same link on mine if you click on the Knits Fabulous in my sig :D
Thanks so much! It worked!

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Another "fix" that comes to mind to take care of the tiny ends is using some sewing thread to "sew" the ends in. If you can find some thread in a matching colour, it would be nearly invisible. Not the ideal method to take care of your ends, but a possible solution. :thinking:
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