Cotton we love you. We love you too linen. And hemp and nettle and all you other plant fibers. We love you and we love you made into yarn.
We do not love you when it comes to sewing in ends.
You slip back out you see. You don’t stay where you are told to stay. After we have laboriously tucked you into the back of a piece of knitting or crochet, you wriggle free.
But that’s okay. You plant fibers just need a little extra attention, a little special treatment. And I know a way to make it that you’ll never escape from the back of my knitting.
As I admit in the video, it takes longer to weave in an end this way. You are essentially unraveling the yarn end as you work it into your piece. But its effective. Think of your end as a tree root. A long, single tap-root is easier to pull out of the ground then an elaborate branching root system.