hi everyone, need a little explanation- after finishing a simple hat- it says this for the last row- Thread a needle with the end through the last 7 sts twice and fasten off. Weave in the bottom end on the right side, so it disappears inside the rolled-up edge.
how do you thread through the last stitches securely?
You need a yarn needle. They are fatter than a traditional sewing needle.
Cut the yarn and leave an 8-10 inch tail. Thread the yarn needle and and work it through the loops on your knitting needles and take them out then pull the yarn snugly, but not tight. Go through the loops again and then take it to the inside and weave in the end.
Thread the tail at the bottom and weave it in on the inside.
You can also run through all the stitches, pull them up, tie, then run through the individual strands of yarn between plies--I mean, actually stick the needle through the yarn--on the inside and tie it again. I've had good luck with that.
I usually thread the end through the stitches twice and that's enough. Sometimes I have a hard time undoing it on purpose if I want to rip out a little and redo something. This is with acrylic or an acrylic blend, so it's not very slippery.