I recently just finished knitting my first baby blanket…I decided to tweak the original pattern and add stripes and a border. Unfortunately I didn’t know about “intarsia”, so I didn’t tuck the strings while switching, instead I cut the end and tied the two colors together. This means that 5 stitches in-all around the blanket, is a 2 inch string from the two colors. Trying to weave these ends in takes away from the pattern and become way to lumpy, since there are so much! Are there any tricks to get rid of this ‘unwanted fringe’ without having to cut the ends weakening it?
I’m giving this as a gift so I want it to be as good as possible!