• Pretty much any pattern you knit will tell you to "weave in your ends." But what does that even mean?! Securing your ends on the wrong side of the fabric without knotting them is a crucial step, but don't let it stress you out. Here's our go-to method.

  • Pro Tip

    • If your project has different colors, try to weave in your ends to the corresponding color — they're more likely to blend in that way.

    1. 1. Thread your loose end (also called a tail) through a tapestry needle.

    2. Pro Tip

      • A tapestry needle is a needle that makes weaving in your ends easy: it has an eye large enough to thread yarn through, and blunt, bent tip.

    3. 2. Bring the tail to the wrong side of your fabric, and thread the tapestry needle up through the nearest purl bump.

    4. 3. Move your needle to the left, and go down through the purl bump directly next to the one you just went through, and through the purl bump diagonally below.

    5. 4. Move over to the next purl bump the right, and bring your needle up through the bump, and through the bump you've already gone through above.

    6. 5. Turn, and bring your needle back down through two purl bumps.

    7. 6. Keep working your tail in this way, essentially creating a squiggly line back and forth on the wrong side of your fabric. You'll want to weave your end in for at least an inch.

    8. 7. Trim the tail, leaving yourself about half an inch. Your end is now secure!

      Pro Tip

      • You can trim your tail shorter, but if it's too short, it may pop back out on the right side of the fabric. Leaving it longer means it's less likely to poke through.

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