Hi, I'm new to the community but a long time fan and customer of Knitpicks. I have a question and I'm not sure where to post it. I have just finished knitting my first sweater for myself. It is the Roll Edge Cardigan and I knit it in Comfyl My problem is how do you keep the ends woven in with cotton? No matter what I do they seem to come unraveled. I tried using fabric glue but it dries too stiff. Any solutions? I would greatly appreciate it.
I've had that issue with my Comfy sweater - I used on the Sitcom Chic sweater from Knitty. It's the nature of cotton yarn vs wool. What I did to combat it is make sure the length of the end to weave in is long and weaved it under several stitches. It has helped on my sweater, other members of the community may have other suggestions.
There is a podcast from a few months ago where they talk about weaving in ends on different yarns. One of the designers made the statement that with a good cotton yarn like Comfy, it is nearly impossible to make the ends stay in. I have knitted several items this spring using Comfy, and in each case, I TIED the end off. It is the only thing that works for me.
I dont' know if I am putting this out in the right place but I am still looking for help on the edging directions for the Pie Are Square Shawl by Elizabeth Zimmerman. The shawl was featured in an old catalog (about 4 years ago). I don't believe that the edging shown in the catalog was the one used in Knitting Around by Ms. Zimmerman. I am attaching a photo of the catalog. If anyone has made the shawl as shown in the catalog (quite beautiful in Shimmer) I would really appreciate your help.
I don't know if this has been asked before, if it has i apologize. There was a podcast quite some time ago about shawls and some of the different types. Is there somewhere that I can find out about the different types (the traditional names, and shape) and how they are best worn?