Tying Up Loose Ends (90 minutes) (beginner/intermediate)

Class Description

When is the last time a pattern told you exactly how to weave in those pesky yarn tails? Don’t you wish they would? Learn multiple methods for dealing with the ends in garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch, ribbing, and lace, and in color stripes, Fair Isle, and intarsia. Clear up the confusion so you can finish off your projects with ease.

Techniques to be covered

  • Weaving ends diagonally/vertically/horizontally
  • Weaving ends using slippery yarns
  • Weaving ends into garter stitch, stockinette stitch, seed stitch, ribbing, lace
  • Weaving ends into stripes, Fair Isle, intarsia

Supplies needed

  • 50 gm smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn (for homework)
  • 10 yds smooth, contrasting-colored, worsted-weight yarn
  • US7 (4.5mm) straight or circular needles, or size to match yarn
  • Blunt darning needle
  • Sharp darning needle
  • Scissors




Cast on 30 stitches.

Ribbing section:

Rows 1-10: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end.

Stockinette stitch section:

Row 11: Knit.

Row 12: K3, P24, K3.

Rows 13-30: Repeat Rows 11 and 12.

Seed stitch section:

Row 31: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end.

Row 32: *P1, K1; repeat from * to end.

Rows 33-40: Repeat Rows 31 and 32.

Second stockinette stitch section:

Row 41: Knit.

Row 42: K3, P24, K3.

Rows 43-60: Repeat Rows 41 and 42.

Garter stitch section:

Rows 61-70: Knit.

Bind off. Please don’t weave in the yarn tails!