Knitting "fringe"


That's how I like to think of all of the ends when you start/stop shades used in a fair isle.

Sometimes I weave the new shade in and then weave the old shade out as I go around.....but Autumn Rose changes both shades at the same time......and I didn't want to weave two strands in and two strands out at the same time, if you know what I mean.....

So, I just knit merrily away -- knowing that some day (soon) I'd have to deal with the ends.

It's not so bad -- just sit down with your sharp needle, a small pair of scissors, and a good movie, and get weaving!
Once I've got a section finished, I clip off the excess yarn leaving about 1/4 inch to allow for any ease needed when blocking.

Now I have to graft the underarm stitches together.

Then, cut the steek!

I'm hoping Autumn Rose will be finished this weekend.

Happy Knitting

Comments

  1. Your Autumn Rose colors are gorgeous. I can't wait to see the finished sweater. It is a beautiful pattern Anne.

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  2. Anne.. I was just watching Lucy Neatby's DVD (Knitting Essentials 2) on steeking. She changes colors inside of the steek - and when she sews the front steeks - she brushes the ends out of the way so they won't catch in the seam - and she never weaves them in - just clips them off. Does that make sense? Do you think that would work for Autumn Rose? I HATE to weave!

    Ricki

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  3. of thats smart to not trim the ends until after you block, never occured to me!! I'll hope I remember to do that when I finish this 10 years from now hah.

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  4. Love the colors!
    Just beautiful!

    Yay! Cutting the front steek!
    Clapping hands! Big smile!

    Can't wait to see how the design lays in front! m :)

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