View Full Version : Sleeve socket tips

11-26-2006, 06:03 PM
Hey Knitters,
I'm just finishing up my second sweater, and am performing the dreaded task of sewing the sleeves into their sockets at the shoulder. I'm getting better, but the results are not very professional looking. I use mattress stitch which is mostly self explanatory but gets tricky on edges where there are bind off and reduction rows. I see sweaters all the time with great looking even sometimes decorative seams for the sleeve socket. Are there any techniques that can assure a good looking seam? I'm working with the sweater pattern in Ann Budds Handy Knitters Guide. thanks for the suggestions!