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Old 05-05-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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How to kitchener/weave seed stitch
I've got all the pieces to a cabled baby sweater all made and I'm supposed to kitchener the shoulder front to back and GAAAAH! I'm driving myself bonkers to get this to look decent. I've pulled it out about a half dozen times. the regular weaving doesn't look quite right and trying to reinvent the wheel on this is too frustrating. Can anyone give me instructions?
Is it even possible to kitchener a pattern? It must be possible, Right
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p2, k2, then seed st for 7, k2, p2
same on the other piece.

The pattern is Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff on Ravelry.


Gorgeous pattern. I've loved every minute of it till this irritating weaving hangup.
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Old 05-05-2010, 07:43 PM   #2
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Is this on the back of the collar? I know it is possible, but to be honest I have never had any luck at executing it. I made a sweater that called for an "invisible" join at the back of two sides of a collar and I ended up using a 3 needle bind off instead. It was not ideal, but worked fine.

Maybe someone will be able to point you to a solution.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:20 PM   #3
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No. Not the back of the collar, though I may have to there also. I'm struggling with the shoulder seams.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:30 AM   #4
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So I was dreaming about it all night. I almost got up at 4:30 because I thought I'd figured out a solution. It realized that I'm already making purl stitches on the back needle, so why couldn't I just reverse my work?
I'm going to go try it and see.
Any tips would still be appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:54 PM   #5
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I can't believe it! I figured it out. My brain is near the melting point, but I did it.

I didn't reverse my work entirely, just one stitch per needle per set. If that makes sense.
So instead of:
Knit off, purl on; purl off, knit on.
I did:
knit on(front) and purl on (back) to start
then
Purl slip off, purl keep on (front)
Knit slip off, knit keep on (back)
Knit off, knit on (front)
Purl off, purl on. (back)

I don't know if that makes any sense the way it is written, but it works.
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That was so hard. That is one technique that I would have loved a video for. Hint-hint.
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Thanks for sharing what you learned. I'll have to try that out on a sample and see what I get.
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I was so pumped that I went to my lys and told the shop owner. She was so sweet, gave me my little pat on the back and then ever so kindly told me that for shoulder seams it's better to do a 3 needle bind-off because it makes it more sturdy and will hold up the weight of the sleeve better. WHICH, in all honesty does make sense. No one likes a stretched out sweater.

However....

since it's a baby sweater I'll leave it as it is. Baby sleeves are not that heavy and won't pull too hard.
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Yeah, I was going to say, "Oh, for shoulders I think a 3 needle bind off would be even better than the kitchener, and so much easier", but you had already figured it out. I agree with you it won't matter that much on a baby sweater. I don't blame you for feeling proud of yourself for figuring it out and I certainly wouldn't suggest taking it out. You can probably use your new skill on the collar as well.
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I think it's great that you managed to figure it out and shared it with us. I'll save your findings for later reference =D Thanks for the information
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