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Fuzzy ends?
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Mar 1, 2014 17:13:03   #
I have been knitting for a long time but that is not to say I am that good at it. I like to think that my finished projects are "store ready" so to speak. However, I have yet to find a join that works for me and I am doing what I can to learn a few of the ones most suggested here. My biggest dislike even after the joining is the little fuzzy end that creeps out and shows. What do you do about those? I am also very paranoid that the work will come undone even with what seems to be a very secure joining process. With all you experts out there I am sure this is not as daunting to you as it is to me and I would appreciate any and all suggestions. Thank you
Mar 1, 2014 17:23:35   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
I use the tip of a tooth pick and after weaving the end, I make sure it in the back and put a tiny dab of glue on it.
Mar 1, 2014 17:41:52   #
kiwiannie (a regular here)
Hi Carol, welcome to kp from Australia,i just poke the fuzzy end back in with anything with a sharp point. :lol: :lol: :lol:
Mar 2, 2014 01:09:43   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
I accept that joins are inevitable. As long as the join is secure and I know it will never come undone on its own, no matter how mishandled, I just try to put the 'fuzzy ends' to the wrong side. When they insist on returning to the right side, I live with them and say to myself that it's OK.

By the way, things I knitted or crocheted decades ago and which have seen the inside of a washer and dryer many times are still being worn/used. Nothing has come undone.:-P

I haven't tried fabric glue, though I've seen it mentioned here frequently.
Mar 2, 2014 01:49:59   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
I have several things that I made more than 20 years ago that are still being worn and used. Most made from good old Red Heart Supersaver.
Mar 2, 2014 14:00:56   #
in the US, the most common product is called Fray Check for gluing down ends, but it can be felt if the drop of glue is too large
Mar 2, 2014 14:01:02   #
in the US, the most common product is called Fray Check for gluing down ends, but it can be felt if the drop of glue is too large
Mar 2, 2014 19:49:17   #
Grannie Sandy
Would a tiny bit of Fray Check work? I've never tried this myself. There's a lot I don't know. :?
Mar 3, 2014 21:25:43   #
Grannie Sandy wrote:
Would a tiny bit of Fray Check work? I've never tried this myself. There's a lot I don't know. :?

I love Fray Check for my sewing (used sparingly, it becomes pliable and unnoticeable after washing and still prevents fabric from fraying). Never thought to use it for my yarn. Will definitely be trying this.
Mar 4, 2014 14:50:14   #
Thank you so much for your suggestions. I think I will go with a dab, just a dab mind you, of Fray Check. Still working on perfecting my joins, as I was always a little knot person in the past, bumpy but they always hold. LOL. BTW Jessica-Jean, I just love your portrait. It reminds me of a classic figure from something like the Dickens era. Beautiful! And all the great knitting expertise as well.
Thanks all. Happy knitting!
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