Weave in Ends - Good and Tight
By: James Lee Kelley
I do NOT grab a Yarn Needle.
I instead grab one of the type needles
(Dritz brand Yarn Darners - size 14 & 18)
These are coated and I take and pinch the coating between my finger and my thumbnail and strip about ½" to ¾" off one end and I bend the bare wire into a U shape to form a hook like.
I then fold over the other end and make like an eye to hold my newly formed Needle Threader with.
WHY Go through all this trouble, you ask.
Because now I can go through the actual yarn fibers (like through the center of the yarn) instead of weaving the ends in through the stitches themselves.
This makes them stay longer as they are tighter and look a little better to me.
Here is a picture of my Yarn Threader stuck through the eye of a Yarn Darner needle.
You just catch the yarn in the hook and pull it through the needle eye.
The one pictured works on yarn thicknesses up to but not including Bulky weight.
Let me know what you think of this by leaving me a comment.