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How to Weave in Ends

When doing your starting chain, always leave a length of about six inches or so before your first loop of starting chain. This length is woven in when you are finished with your project, so that the end will be secured to guard against unraveling over time. Also leave a length at the end of your project or at any time that you join a new skein because you have run out of yarn or are joining a new color.

When you have finished a project, and have cut your yarn, leaving a length of about six inches, end off means to draw the last length of yarn through the loop remaining on the hook. Draw this tight. After you have threaded this yarn length on the large-eye yarn needle, you can use the needle to draw the yarn back through the last loop again to make an extra knot if you wish to, before weaving this yarn length in, as illustrated below:

Image copyright (c) by Sandi Marshall
Use a large-eye yarn needle. Thread the yarn end onto the needle and weave the needle under stitches for at least two inches. Pull the yarn through.

Image copyright (c) by Sandi Marshall
Then, skipping half of the last stitch woven under, weave back through the same stitches for about one inch or so. Pull yarn through. Cut the yarn close to last stitch woven under, so end will "hide" under this last stitch.

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