Sometimes you knit a project and there's no Wrong Side showing. I'm not talking about reversible projects where there is no "wrong side." I mean projects like Double Knitting projects and I-Cord where the Wrong Side is inaccessible.
This is a wonderful feature . . . except when it comes time to weave in the ends!
Here's the way I tackle that problem:
1. Thread a tapestry needle with the yarn tail.
2. Insert needle into knitting and bring from the Wrong Side through the middle of a stitch to the Right Side (photo a).
3. Take needle over the bar of that same stitch, up behind work to the right, and through the middle of the stitch two rows up and one column to the right (photo b).
4. Repeat Step 3 four or five times.
5. Take needle over bar of stitch, behind work, and through middle of next stitch to the right (photo c).
6. Turn work upside down and take needle over bar of same stitch (above the needle), up behind work to the left, and through middle of stitch two rows up and one column to the left, making sure to come up through the middle of the upside-down stitch: ^ on knit side, u on purl side (photo d).
7. Repeat Step 6 two or three times.
8. Take needle over bar of stitch and a long way behind work, coming up to the Right Side without piercing the knitting (photo e).
9. Pull tail firmly so knitting gathers slightly and cut tail close to work. Adjust work so tail doesn't show.
It's pretty easy once you understand the method---and it looks just as good as if you did it the usual way!
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