Weave in Ends

Every knitted piece will have at least two ends, or “tails” to weave in at the completion of the project. It is especially nice to weave the ends in invisibly to give your knitting that professional touch. This video demonstrates how to do this on the wrong (purl) side of stockinette knitting. If your knitting is in a different pattern, simply follow along the path of one thread of yarn in the same manner as the video demonstrates. It really is quite simple and worth the few extra minutes it takes to do.

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  1. Posted December 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Michelle,
    That demo really helps with the weave in’s that I have to do.

  2. Nancy
    Posted November 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    This has been so helpful! Much easier than the method I have been using. Thanks Michelle!


  3. Ting
    Posted December 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Thanks very much this video is very helpful! (:

  4. Debbie
    Posted December 11, 2012 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Thanks so much. You are my go to person whenever I question myself or am just not sure of how to do something. You are great!!!!!!

  5. Posted December 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your kind words!

  6. Janet
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Great video tips

  7. Janet
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    I just purchased Building Blocks, and was introduced to your video tips. This is absolutely GREAT!! Thank you so very much!!!

  8. Sandy
    Posted April 26, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    What a great video! I know having viewed the video will help to finish all my knitting projects with that professional flair. With this last Ridgely KAL I learned some new tricks.

  9. Posted April 26, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for knitting with me and I hope to see you in July!

  10. Suzanne
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for this clear video on how to weave in the ends. I’ve been knitting one year and struggled with the process until now. A clean, professional end. I am already looking forward to the July KAL. I appreciate your work and effort to enable a newcomer to the craft to knit with confidence and have a finished product that is worthy of being worn.

  11. Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    I’m happy to have helped you!

  12. Posted May 6, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Permalink

    I’m almost finished with Building Blocks. I was wondering if you have any tips for weaving in ends on the wrong side which happens to be knItted…with the right side being the purl side. Cindi

  13. Posted May 7, 2013 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    As with purl stitches on the wrong side, follow the path of the yarn mimicking the knit stitches and your tails will be secure and nearly invisible.

  14. Donna Henderson
    Posted August 4, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    These instructions and video are the clearest, most understandable explanation of weaving in ends I’ve found anywhere. Thank you for so generously sharing your expertise with other knitters.

  15. Posted August 4, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    Happy to help!

  16. Shirley
    Posted October 15, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Wow! Thanks, Michelle! I have always hated weaving in my ends! And now I know it’s because I never knew how to do it! This is fantastic and much nicer looking than what I’ve been doing! I have a lot of tails to weave in on Ridgely. Lol. Awesome video!

  17. Posted October 15, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I used to hate weaving in my ends, but now I kind of like the quiet finishing.

  18. geri aspras
    Posted November 9, 2013 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    almost finished with building blocks afghan it’s so beautiful your videos made all the difference in making it look so perfect. have been knitting 50-60 years but no formal training like this before, my projects from now on will all look so much better, I can see and understand much easier and really enjoyed this project and the stimulation for my brain all those new neuropathways almost make me feel giddy.like to knit socks sweaters and shawls, dog sweaters etc. thank you so much this old dog can learn new tricks. understand I love dogs and cats.

  19. Posted November 11, 2013 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    Thank you so much for your kind words. The biggest reason that I love knitting is that there is always something new to learn. This old dog is learning new trick every day! Happy knitting!

  20. Trish
    Posted December 27, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Thank you so much for the instructional videos…they are excellent!! I have been making knitted cotton dishcloths and have had a horrible time with ending them and weaving in the ends. Because you wash (and dry) the dishcloths I was ending them by weaving it in a little way and then tying a knot. But I wasn’t pleased with this and I am so glad that I found you on the Internet through YouTube. I’m almost done with one and I am going to try your weaving method to see if it last better than my way. Thanks again and Happy New Year.

  21. Posted December 29, 2014 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    Happy New Year and happy knitting!

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  • By Ridgely – Part 4 on April 25, 2013 at 7:54 am

    […] to blocking, I recommend weaving the ends of your yarn into the wrong side of the fabric.  See Weave in Ends Video  As you weave in each strand, leave a 2″ tail at the end of each woven strand.  The […]

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