Edging and Weaving Tips

Take your knitting projects to the next level with tips for edging and weaving.

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Try these suggestions to add interest to your knitting projects.

Edging

When edging your knitting with another yarn, you may be tempted to knit a strip the length you need and sew it on. This can backfire on you: The seam will not be as flexible as the rest of your piece, and the strip can stretch out between the knitting and the sewing and not fit as well as you'd like.

The solution is to pick up stitches along the edge of your knitting and knit directly onto your main piece. When picking up the edge of a garter-stitch item, skip the bump and knit into the stitch.

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Weaving

Weaving another yarn onto your knitted piece is an efficient use of novelty yarn and really easy. Simply knit whatever project you like (using a larger needle than the manufacturer recommends can make the weaving easier, but isn't necessary) and use a large-eye blunt needle or your fingers to weave the yarn in and out of your knitted fabric at regular (or not) intervals.

Sewing around the edge to secure the woven yarn is important so you don't lose any.

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