Thursday, April 12, 2007

New to rippling, new to crochet!

Hi, I am Christina from Indiana. I am crocheting the "Soft Waves" pattern in Knitpicks Shine Sport on a 4 mm hook. I've never crochet before and never used Knitpicks yarn before, so I am excited to see how this works out! I am an experienced knitter and I mostly knit with wool, so the slipperiness of Shine takes some getting used to. My ripple is going to be a baby blanket for my boss, who is having a difficult second pregnancy. The blanket is 10 repeats wide (about 36") and I'm on the 4th row.

I have one question: how do you deal with your ends? Do you weave them in as you go, hold the tail with the working yarn as you crochet, or weave the ends in after the fact? I'd love to hear your input, and thanks for reading!

3 comments:

kirsty said...

As you can see in the photo of mine, I will have hundreds of ends to sew in when I'm done!!!

Michelle said...

I weave in my ends as I go. I HATE weaving in ends, so it's much easier for me to do one or two at a time than to attempt to do what Kirsty has ahead of her. Godspeed, Kirsty...

barbarianfiend said...

I just hold the ends on top of the next row and crochet over them as i go if that makes any sense.