Many stitch patterns show off knit stitches on the right side of the fabric. So when it is time to weave in yarn tails, we do it among the purl stitches on the wrong side of the project.
It is not difficult to hide the tails inside the purl “bumps”. We can do it in any way we like and the tails will be lost in the uneven texture of the fabric.
But when we use reverse stockinette stitch, a reverse stockinette background for cables and other design elements, or any type of ribbing, we need to hide the tails on the side of the fabric that is made up of knits. This complicates the task of weaving in ends quite a bit.
To make sure each tail we hide blends in with the knit stitches almost invisibly, we have to follow the structure of the fabric.
Here’s how we do it step by step.
If you cut the yarn close to the fabric after you weave in each tail, you can easily use this method to hide tails in reversible projects, like scarves, shawls and blankets. A shorter tail is more likely to sneak to the other side of the fabric, but because it is so small it won’t affect the overall look of your beautiful knitted creation.
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