Weaving in Loose Ends: Tips for Taming Yarn Tails

Neatly Weaving in Yarn Tails: Tips for taming the loose ends of your knitting
There is no single "right" way to weave in yarn tails that works for every knitter in every situation. However, there are a few questions you can ask yourself to make the process as neat as possible.

Before You Begin

The purpose of weaving in the tails is to secure and conceal the end s so your knitting is neat and doesn't unravel. Three things I like to consider as I am weaving in the loose ends are:
  1. How do I make my yarn tails as inconspicuous as possible?
  2. How do I maintain the elasticity of the fabric?
  3. Can I solve any problems with the tail before I weave it in?


  • Schoppel Zauberball Cotton
  • yarn needle
Thanks to Skacel for providing the yarn used in this tutorial. It is available locally at many yarn shops and online at Makers' Mercantile.

Weaving in Yarn Tails

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Weaving in Loose Ends: Tips for taming yarn tails in your knitting.
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