how to weave in ends as you knit – continental style

this has really become the summer of stripes for me, be them on shawls or sweaters, which means I have a million ends to weave in. I’ve been asked how to weave in ends as you go when you knit continentally, I guess most videos show you how to do it holding yarn on each hand? I find it more efficient to hold both yarns in my left hand and I think my tension is better this way. this is also how I hold my yarn when I knit colorwork. it takes a while to get the hang of it, but once you do your knitting goes so much faster.

instead of explaining it with a bunch of pictures I thought I’d share a quick video. I say “quick” but it took me so many tries to get the focus in the right spot. I also had to do a bit of a voiceover, so I apologize now for my high pitched voice! I’m congested so it’s even higher than usual!

I hope I answered the question and you find this helpful. and if there are any other questions you’d like to ask let me know in the comments here.

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morning bright holistic merino

I just wanted to jump in here today to talk about a new to me yarn. a few months ago, I was lucky enough to win two skeins of yarn from Becky of morning bright yarn from a knit along on ravelry. I never win anything, so I was shocked when I saw my name as one of the winners. I honestly only joined the kal so I could knit the portage sweater with some friends. Continue Reading

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the alluna shawl

I was sick in bed most of last week and, me being me, I still wanted to get some knitting in when I could. the thought of seaming shoulders and setting in sleeves made me feel even sicker, sorry docklight, but cozying up with a new shawl sounded like just the thing. having just received a skein of madelinetosh tosh merino light in the most gorgeous shade of turquoise I have ever seen was kismet. I even knew what pattern had to get on my needles immediately, the alluna shawl by anthony casalena.

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red freckles

sometimes I get the bright idea of making a new dress or shawl, sometimes both, right before a wedding. doesn’t matter how long ahead of time I know about the wedding, I usually don’t end up starting until I only have a few days to work. nevermind I had to print out almost 70 pages of a pdf sewing pattern (am I the only one that hates these and will never buy one again?). I honestly thought I had a few hours of sewing to do, so it would be no big deal, and then I would have a week to knit a simple shawl. let’s just say the shawl never got to make its debut. it would have matched the dress fabric (it’s a plus voile from cloud9) so perfectly. at least I get to show it to you now. Continue Reading