House Party Day 7: Tails with Sherry

Mom loved to make instructional videos. Her computers were filled with hours of footage she had filmed but never used. The video quality is a little dated, but I thought many of you would enjoy an opportunity to learn from the master herself.

This first series is on working in yarn ends, or tails. I had no idea she had put her knowledge on this topic into a video, so it was a rather pleasant surprise to stumble upon these!

Whenever possible tails should be worked into a seam. These videos will tell you how to handle tails in other situations.

Tails in Stockinette Stitch

Tails in Ribbing

Tails in Garter Stitch

Mom filmed two different methods on how to work tails in garter stitch. I can only speculate as to which she preferred, but my pick would be the duplicate stitch method. She obviously thought both were acceptable or she wouldn’t have bothered to film both methods.

Garter Stitch Tails – Duplicate Stitch Method
Garter Stitch Tails


  • Sheri Blaylock

    29.03.2020 at 21:06 Reply

    Keely, thank you so much for these videos! I have always wondered the best way to deal with tails, and now my pieces will be so much neater. Miss your mom!!!!

  • Laura McMahan

    30.03.2020 at 10:13 Reply

    loved seeing Sherry in her teaching mode-I will always be gratful for everything I learned from her -such a great and brilliant teacher!

  • Carol Akin

    30.03.2020 at 21:50 Reply

    Absolutely wonderful. Stay safe and we want more of these.

  • Pam Heinen

    04.04.2020 at 10:35 Reply

    Keely, I loved the videos with your mom. I learned something new. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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