Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-03-2006, 12:10 PM   #1
caviar
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northeast Kansas
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
weaving in the ends...am i missing something?
Okay, recently I've been interested in Fair Isle techniques and I've learned how to weave the ends while knitting, as I go along. So I started thinking, why can't I just do this in regular knitting (when I change colors, start a new ball of yarn, etc.)? I've tried it, and it seems to work. Bye-bye tapestry needle!!! It's so fabulous that I'm thinking "surely there's a catch." So:

1. Does anyone know if there's a good reason not to use this technique in regular knitting? Is it a less durable method or something?

2. If there's no reason not too, I say jump on this bandwagon, everyone! It sure beats sitting around with an almost-finished object for two weeks before I finally do the weaving-finishing tasks that I hate most. This way weaving is almost like knitting.

Feedback is so appreciated!

Kirstin
caviar is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-03-2006, 12:45 PM   #2
CarmenIbanez
Grafting the Toe
 
CarmenIbanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California Desert
Posts: 5,994
Thanks: 16
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
Consider the bandwagon jumped. What is this incredible technique to which you refer? Is there a video?
CarmenIbanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 12:58 PM   #3
caviar
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Northeast Kansas
Posts: 94
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
I have heard there's a video at philosopher's wool, but my hardware and software are so ancient that I haven't been successful in viewing it. The technique is demonstrated in several knitting books in the Fair Isle sections. (Vogue is my fave). Because it's near at hand, though, I'll quote The Knitting Directory (B&N Bargain books section):

1. Insert the right-hand needle into the stitch knitwise, and lay the color yarn that is to be woven in over it. Use the working yarn to knit the stitch as usual, taking under the yarn to be woven in.

2. Use the working yarn to knit the following stitch, taking it over the yarn to be woven in. Follo0w your color patter, weaving the yarn not in use under and over the working yarn in at the back of your work.

Those are the directions for the knit row. Purl is similar; just make sure you're always weaving on the back side of the work. Sorry I can't include the pictures.

I tried this on a piece in regular stockinette stitch, and like I said, it SEEMS to have worked. We'll see if any more experienced knitters have negative input on the technique.

Kirstin
caviar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
CarmenIbanez
Grafting the Toe
 
CarmenIbanez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Southern California Desert
Posts: 5,994
Thanks: 16
Thanked 62 Times in 57 Posts
I am very excited. If only I had decided to try this BEFORE I was halfway done with a blanket.
CarmenIbanez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 02:33 PM   #5
Jan in CA
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Jan in CA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 37,211
Thanks: 1,661
Thanked 8,761 Times in 7,129 Posts
Wouldn't this just take the yarn along in a straight line? I think you'd be more likely to have it unravel or pull out this way because it's not woven in. I could be wrong though if I'm misunderstanding.

I actually knit the yarn in if possible or use a duplicate stitch to weave it in the proper color. Weaving seems to be a necessary evil sometimes. :rollseyes:
__________________
Jan

When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it.

NEW! KH knitting video archive
~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~

Jan in CA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:15 PM   #6
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
I do this all the time. I also twist the end around the working yarn a couple of times before catching it to give it extra hold. Nothing's fallen apart yet!
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:16 PM   #7
aylaanne
Turning the Heel
 
aylaanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Franklin County, Massachusetts
Posts: 979
Thanks: 13
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Send a message via AIM to aylaanne Send a message via MSN to aylaanne Send a message via Yahoo to aylaanne
Ingrid has spoken!
__________________
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

In the queue:
Jack Skellington baby afghan
Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
, water bottle cozy


aylaanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:17 PM   #8
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Originally Posted by aylaanne
Ingrid has spoken!
I did say 'yet.' :rofling:
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:19 PM   #9
aylaanne
Turning the Heel
 
aylaanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Franklin County, Massachusetts
Posts: 979
Thanks: 13
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Send a message via AIM to aylaanne Send a message via MSN to aylaanne Send a message via Yahoo to aylaanne
Originally Posted by Ingrid

I did say 'yet.' :rofling:
Yeah, but with all the stuff you knit, I'm sure you'd know by now if something were to unravel.

I still can't visualize how exactly that works, but whatever. Once I figure it out, I'm gonna do it, because Ingrid says it works, and she's almost always right.
__________________
On the needles: Falling Leaves Socks, Punkin Hats, Artful Afgan and another waterlily for a friend of mine (on hold until I feel like working with that yarn again)

In the queue:
Jack Skellington baby afghan
Finished: Warm Up America Square, Basketweave Baby Blanket (now to ship it), Massachusetts Dishcloth for the Yarn Harlot, Homeless Hat
, water bottle cozy


aylaanne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 04:31 PM   #10
Ingrid
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
Ingrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,583
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,241 Times in 1,838 Posts
Here's what I do. I insert the needle, bring the yarn you're done with under the working yarn, wrap it up over the right tip from back to front, clockwise. Wrap the working yarn, unwrap the yarn you're dropping and finish the stitch.
It should 'catch'. If it's an end that's being 'woven' in, I will wrap it around the working yarn every other stitch or so, too, just to be sure.
__________________
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weaving in the Ends stacyk9 How-to Questions 3 12-19-2007 12:16 PM
Weaving in ends Alynmc How-to Questions 3 02-17-2007 08:42 PM
weaving in ends shellymb How-to Questions 5 01-31-2006 09:19 AM
Weaving in ends? Kaylee Chenille How-to Questions 1 01-01-2006 02:24 PM
Weaving in the ends chloe2804 How-to Questions 7 12-16-2005 09:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:23 PM.