I have finished knitting front and back of Estefan by Brandon Mably a design from the Rowan Magazine 55.

But I do not have woven in the ends on the go, so I have to sew them in now, before I can finish the garment.

Ends to sew in on the front

Ends to sew in on the front

 

Some of you mentioned that they are always weaving in the ends while knitting, even the master himself has sent me a message to do so.

If you are interested in the video Brandon Mably shows how to weave in ends on the go, here it is (the instructional part starts at 6:00):

Well I do know how to weave in ends on the go and I have used it more than once before:

Here are some projects, where I have used the technique Brandon shows in his video:

Quilt by Martin Storey

Quilt by Martin Storey

 

Vidal by Josh Bennett

Vidal by Josh Bennett

 

Pineapple Blanket by Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably

Pineapple Blanket by Kaffe Fasset and Brandon Mably

 

But for this garment I don’t wanted to use this technique, because of the yarn and the pattern.

First the yarn is 100% cotton and so much more slippery than wool.

Second you have to weave in ends almost every second row in this pattern and in one case you are starting a new colour with just one stitch. Which means you have to weave in 2 colours at once.

This leads to 2 major problems: it will slow down your knitting process more than you need time afterwards to sew in the ends and second, you don’t have enough control over the ends and where they will woven in.

The next pictures will show you how I weave in the ends in this project:

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

I thread an end on my darning needle and look for a stitch in the same colour.

 

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

I go through the loops formed by the stitches.

 

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

The last loop needs to be corrected!

 

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

Ready to be cut!

 

And another end:

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

 

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

 

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

 

For every end I do it always in the same way. Every end is sewn in at the similar place of the pattern to receive the best of the results.

Weaving in ends

Weaving in ends

Happy weaving in ends!