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How to Catch in Ends on the Back of Your Work

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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2009
Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Our very own, Laura (Jimmy), stars in this knitting instructional video about how to catch in ends on the back of your knitting. We hope you enjoy it!

How to Catch in Ends on the Back of Your Work - continental style

This knitting technique can be used to weave in or catch ends on the back of your work after incorporating different colors, changing balls or whenever you need to hide a tail so that it doesn't show on the front side your stockinette work.

  1. Start at the beginning of a knit row.
  2. Hold your new yarn in your left hand
  3. Hold the remaining yarn from your old ball in your right hand
  4. Put right hand needle in first stitch as if to knit
  5. Wrap old yarn around needle as if to knit, keeping some tension on it
  6. Wrap new working yarn around as if to knit
  7. Take old working yarn back off the needle
  8. Complete knitting the stitch with working yarn
  9. Knit one stitch normally
  10. Repeat from step 4 through 9 for 2-3 inches or more
  11. Your end is successfully woven in! You may want to use a darning needle at the end of your project to ensure that the end is securely woven in.


  • If your old yarn shows through on the right side, just pull on the end.
  • This technique works English style as well but it requires fewer movements. Look for a new video demonstrating both styles.

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