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Old 09-18-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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whipstitch for finishing sweater...
Hello everyone,

I am knitting a sweater from a book of patterns that uses a whipstitch to finish the sides and sleeves. There is one picture that shows this stitch, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do it.

Does anyone here know of a site that has an instruction video or really good instructions on how to knit this stitch? Any help would be so appreciated.

I did look at Amy's videos here, but she does not show that particular one.

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Old 09-18-2005, 09:59 PM   #2
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It's possible that she doesn't show it because it doesn't do a very nice job. I say go with the mattress stitch. You won't be sorry. Any kind of seaming done on the inside is lumpy, in my opinion. Mattress is virtually invisible.
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Old 09-18-2005, 10:55 PM   #3
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Thanks Ingrid for your unbelievably quick response

I will try the mattress stitch for seaming the sleeves and sides. I will say that the shoulders on her sweaters look really nice in whipstitch. So If you or anyone else knows of a source to learn that stitch, please let me know. I would like to use it for the shoulders of my sweater.

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Old 09-18-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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Check out Three Needle Bind Off for shoulders. It's the bestest of the best!!

It can only be done with live stitches, but keep it in mind. I have to say that one of the things that kept me knitting after a long absence was learning really good finishing techniques.
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Thanks Ingrid.

Wow those seams look awesome. I am soooooo a beginner knitter right now that just reading "THREE needle" scares me.

I do appreciate your help.

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Sounds scarier than it is. If you know how to bind off, you can easily do this.
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