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lesleyb 09-14-2012 10:21 AM

joining seams
Hi, does anyone recommend a neat way of joining pieces of a sweater made with just knit stitch every row?
Thank you

suzeeq 09-14-2012 10:37 AM

Most people use mattress stitch to seam up the pieces, no matter what stitch they used for them. There's a video under Finishing on the Tips page.

lesleyb 09-14-2012 11:21 AM

joing seams
Hi Suzeeq, thank you will try mattress stitch

salmonmac 09-14-2012 12:55 PM

Here's also a nice tutorial for mattress stitch seams on garter stitch (knit every row).

lesleyb 09-15-2012 05:42 AM

Thank you will have a look at that one.

lesleyb 09-15-2012 07:42 AM

I have to confess to not blocking my pieces before seaming, have been too impatient. Will do this in future,hopefully my finished items will improve. Also I am guilty of not knitting a swatch to check the gauge :(. If I had taken the time to do this prehaps garments will fit !

salmonmac 09-15-2012 07:51 AM

It's worth it to take the time for all these little finishing techniques becausse they contribute to a more polished garment. I find that doing a gauge swatch saves time and effort in the end. For me, it's an essential.

lesleyb 09-15-2012 07:58 AM

Yes I know, just can't wait to get started that's the problem. Will do this in future, and I will look at all the videos to see how it's done :)
Thank you

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