There is not one way to weave in yarn ends. Many knitters have developed their own methods or style of accomplishing this unsavory task. Whichever way you choose to weave your ends in, you want to be sure of the following:
- Your weaving shows as little as possible (preferably not at all) on the right side of your fabric.
- The area where you have woven in your ends is not noticeably lumpier than the rest of the fabric.
- You try to avoid using knots.
- If you are using smooth, slippery yarn, you should reverse direction and weave another inch or so to lock the yarn into place.
- Every few stitches, stretch your knitted fabric a bit to ensure that you weaving does not cause it to gather.
If you follow these guidelines, you can feel confident in your darning. Turn to the right side of your work often to check and see how your weaving is shaping up. Some knitters feel secure enough after only a few stitches of weaving, others spend a few inches tying up the loose ends. It is mostly a matter of personal comfort. Within this topic are a few common suggestions for weaving in ends.