While I was weaving in ends from the last tutorial, I realized making the same sock pattern over and over again has made me quite good at weaving ends into ribbing, and I am not sure if my method is unique or not. I sure didn’t learn it from anywhere, but that’s not to say it’s not already a thing. On the offchance it isn’t, I thought I would share it here.
This is my method for invisibly and sturdily weaving in ends into ribbing, and I’m quite pleased with it to be quite honest.
Step 1: Thread your yarn end onto a tapestry needle. (This works best with a relatively long yarn end)
Step 2: Stick the needle horizontally under the first “v”.
Step 3: Do the same motion coming from the other direction through the “v” below the one just just worked.
I tend to do this along the inside of a ribbed garment, but it is also suitable for a reversible one, as it is invisible on both sides.
When I’m working with a wool yarn or something that felts a bit with time I also tend to leave a little bit of a tail because I know it will felt in upon the first wearing, and it secures your tail just a little bit more.