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Old 11-02-2010, 05:50 PM   #1
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I asked a similar question a while back and everyone was very helpful, but now I have more specific information and am even more baffled and frustrated than before.

I know how to do mattress stitch from garter to garter and st. to st. but now I'm trying shoulder seams and all the tutorials I can find for shoulder seams are st. st. to st. st. On one side, I have rev. st to rev. st, then 3x3 rib to rev. st., then 3x3 rib to double moss. The other side is similar, but reversed. How on earth am I supposed to do that in an even and neat way? I know shoulder seams aren't invisible, but what I've come up with so far is unacceptable. :/

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I think most shoulder seams are done with a 3 Needle Bind-Off regardless of what stitch. It makes a nice stable seam that's not too bulky. KH has a video for that.
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Thanks, Jan! These pieces are already finished, though, would I have to unravel the bind off?

You actually bring me to another question, since you mentioned it. I'm working on another sweater now, similar construction. If I want to do the 3-needle BO instead, don't I just follow the pattern normally, omitting the bind off row and leave those stitches on holder til back is done? That seems to be correct.

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I'm not sure of the answer to your first question. I think maybe you can just pick up stitches, but I'm not sure.

If you haven't bound off that is the way you do it, yes. The 3 Needle Bind Off IS the bind off.
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