I do the same. I have never had an end pop out. Don’t like knots.
Same here....but I do that on all my projects...not just dishcloths
Knitting in the Rockys wrote:
My feelings exactly. If anyone wants to inspect my dishcloths for ends that are showing, I'm likely to invite them to leave anyway. Someone once used my guest bathroom, came out and told me they "fixed" my toilet paper and put it on the holder properly, I showed them the front door and asked them to walk out of it.
No one should try to "fix" my toilet paper roll! We put it on that way so the cats can't unroll it. I would have shown her the front door too.
Thank you! This is really helpful -- I so much dislike the little tufts of ends that show up when ends slip, and I didn't know what to do about them. Thanks for the assist --
I weave my yarn end diagonally from the corner of the cloth towards the center, about 1/2 to 3/4 inch, then back toward the corner (using a different set of loops to go through), then back toward the middle (kind of a paper clip shape). I also give a tug on the stitches (where I'm sewing in the ends) each time before I change direction, so that they have a similar give/stretch to the knitted stitches. Maybe I've just been lucky, but the ends haven't shown up on the cloths I've made for my folks, and they are very well used (and some are many years old).
Very Pink's video on weaving in cotton ends says it all: knots rock BUT by separating the yarn into plies and then weaving and knotting the thin plies together keeps the knots tight.
Thanks for the link. I love pink.
I cross the yarn ends (so there’s no hole showing) then weave the ends back in. After that, I “attack” the ends with a felting needle! That works on any kind of yarn I’ve used it on. Since I started using the felting needle, I’ve never had an end pop out. Done it for years.
Just be very careful as those critters are exceptionally sharp!
When you weave in the ends put a little permanent glue on the end and they will stay forever.
After weaving and trimming I dot the end with Fray Stop. Available at a fabric store. Seems to work well as no ends have popped out in over 20 dish cloths
Thanks so much! I will look for that product here.
I have to ask........
How do you hang your toilet paper & what is the "fixed" way?
Very rude of your visitor to change how things are in YOUR house!
I use one of two ways.
1. Work the 'old' yarn end (either K or C) in pattern going forward, right to left; then on the return row, work the 'new' end in, which will be in the opposite direction. No hole, practically invisible.
2. Weave the old end into the new end for about 5 or 6 inches, then continue on in pattern. Also practically invisible.
Neither of these has ever come undone, and neither uses a knot.
I don't have ends to weave in! Even if I have to change colours, I weave them in as I go.
The beginning length of yarn I crochet into a loop for hanging [or sometimes the end yarn]. The other end I weave in back and forth over a couple stitches. But do NOT cut the yarn!!! You want to have a fuzzy end, so break the yarn instead. Then when I needle weave it in, I will also go through the yarn and that usually matts that fuzzy end enough that they hold in place.
If you make a knot which comes undone, then you didn't make it tight enough!! Find another knot to make, or make it when the yarn is wet. Make it very tight!!
That’s exactly the link I was about to post, a video from “Very Pink Knits” on this very subject. It is a useful technique, even for those of us who don’t like knots. There’s a time and place...