I learned from the Philosopher's Wool video how to catch the ends to prevent long floats. It's the same as what Ingrid suggested, but easy to understand through the video.
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thanks everyone! the book I was working with had horrible pictures...so it didn't make any sense. But now I can do it! My argyle socks are coming out decent...I'm taking it slow but I still seem to mess up, but I'm persisting! I made a bet with my mom that if I could do this she would buy me a matching kilt!