Originally Posted by cltennis21
I'd normally clamp off one string before and don't string the last cross allowing you enough string to tie a knot on the other side. Wouldn't effect much... Mabye a tad softer but in my mind unnoticeable.
^ This. Easy, simple, reliable.
Alternativelly, if you have a bit of that string left:
Clamp off on second string up, tie-off there. Then string the last 2 crosses again using the left over pice from the original job.
If all failed, go with your hybrid idea (but use a smooth slippery poly), that plays nicer anyways!