How to weave

Not weave weave, but weave in ends.
I didn’t realize that alot of people don’t know how to do this so the ends stay secure and the weaving is flat. Thus, it doesn’t show when you are looking at the knit.

1.Identify where you need to weave and tighten the ends – look at the front to be sure it’s not too tight.
tutweave_theends

2. Cross them, this holds them together and stops you from having a gap there.
tutweave_cross

3. Weave in a diagonal fashion
tutweave_weaveoneway

4. Weave back diagonally
tutweave_weave2ndway

5. Do the same with the other side, but in the opposite direction – makes it flatter and helps hold the criss crossing you did a bit tighter – you don’t want it to slip and become a hole.
tutweave_done

6. My join and weave is within that circle. And I assure that in real life it’s as flat as it seems.
tutweave_thefront

On wool I use the spit splice. This technique here is something I usually only do for weaving in stripes, ends, and on materials that can’t be spit spliced (cotton).

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19 Responses to How to weave

  1. adrienne says:

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Zonda says:

    Cool! Thanks for that!

  3. Adrian says:

    You are so much neater than I am!

  4. Manise says:

    Nice tutorial- I always weave them in to mimic the garter/ purl side. I never thought to do it diagonally. I like it much better! Thanks.

  5. Melissa says:

    Very clear and straight forward. Thanks for the tutorial! Its so much easier and you can’t see anything on the right side of the work.
    Very nicely done!

  6. PuppyMomma says:

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  7. Marnie says:

    Nice tutorial. When I can, I really like to do a russian join. If the yarn is plied and very thick, I’ll split the plies so that the thickness remains the same. It essentially gives the same result as a spit splice so no weaving at all.

    Allegedly, you can do this even if you are switching colors, but it involves a bit more planning, knitting and unknitting, then reknitting, than I like.

  8. Tonia says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. That isn’t how I normally do it so no wonder mine shows. Thanks!!

  9. Gina House says:

    This is fantastic. You explained it so well and I love the clear pictures. Thank you!! I will be using this on my next non-wool item! (How come you’re so aweome?)

  10. Carolyn says:

    Now that was super helpful. I did a sweater in this lovely light green and hated it because you could see all my weaving ends. I have tended to stick to darker garments because it hides the weaves, but with this tutorial I think some color is in my future. thanks

  11. KaKi says:

    You are right. There are very few places if any that really explain weaving in ends. I have been looking since I learned to knit. Thank you for this. I feel like I finally have an understanding of what to do! Thank you!

  12. Rebekah says:

    you know sometimes it’s the easiest things we don’t realize how to do. Thanks for the tutorial. And by the way your sweater is really cute.

  13. Nonnahs says:

    Thanks for posting about this. I think it will help out a lot of people! :)

  14. Kathryn says:

    I do it differently than this, but I’m going to have to try this way for a cotton sweater I made & am avoiding because of all the ends!! Thanks

  15. Lucia says:

    I generally use duplicate stitch, but it does come out a tiny bit lumpy sometimes. I’ll have to try this.

  16. Haddy says:

    THANK YOU! I’ve always wondered how to weave in. I’ve looked in many knitting how-to-books and never found an answer. Your way looks a lot easier than the way i made up on my own. I made it hard.

  17. elizabeth says:

    Hmm…all this time I’ve been using some kind of duplicate stitch and wasting a ton of time! I never knew it could be so quick and painless!

  18. Tanya says:

    I’m going to try this technique on a baby bag that I knit using Lion Brand microspun. The ends of this stuff’s a beotch to weave in using traditional methods cause its so slippery. Keeping my fingers crossed that it works…

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