The biggest concern I had with making the Wild Stripes blanket from knitty (mentioned in a previous post) was with ALL THOSE ENDS that needed to be woven in. Gah! I found a lead in this book,
which didn't really make complete sense to me, but with a bit of trial
and error, realized that YES, you can weave those suckers in as you go
along! Just like with
real hand knitting -- woohoo!!
Basically, when you finish up with your yarn, cut it, leaving about a ten inch end, and weave the end up and down between the needles.
Push the woven yarn up snug against the needle bed, and clip a little weight on the yarn end (some people use clothes pins, I use binder clips) so it doesn't inadvertantly get sucked up into the carriage.
Begin with your new color as you would normally. At the beginning of the third row (when you're back on the same end of the loom that you just added your new color), weave the beginning end of the new color up and down between the needles as you did with the previous yarn end. Viola!!! All the ends are woven in will just need to be trimmed up a bit.
I've knit about 100 rows so far, and given the usual trial and error as well as a bit of a learning curve, it took me about two and a half hours including bathroom, phone and fridge breaks. I hope to finish this baby (blankie!) up tonight.
Heres' a little color for ya! I like!!