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Old 05-19-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Blankets are easy if you do them in one piece. I avoid seaming if at all possible on everything. Most of the time there is a similar project that doesn't require seaming so it's easy.
I probably should've done it in one piece instead of knitting bunches of squares and having to seam them all up. :( Why did i listen to my sister? "Knit a patchwork blanket, easy peasy" Sure. knitting squares easy peasy. Putting them together not so easy peasy.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:18 PM   #12
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Do you crochet? Crocheting them together might be easier.
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Old 05-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Do you crochet? Crocheting them together might be easier.
Nope never crotchet in my life...ever....i'm starting to think i should've learnt how to crotchet than knit, cos my friends who do tell me its so much easier than knitting lol!
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Originally Posted by ad2knit View Post
Nope never crotchet in my life...ever....i'm starting to think i should've learnt how to crotchet than knit, cos my friends who do tell me its so much easier than knitting lol!

Do said friends knit also? I find knitting easier, now that I've learned how to do it, and I crocheted for a long time before knitting. Get your sister who said easy peasy to do the seaming.
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Under finishing there's a few videos...the one called mattress stitch is one you should know if you're going to do things like sweaters in pieces rather than seamless.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

This video is good if your squares are a little different and it also shows mattress stitch. There's a few more ideas as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ow2RcgaAI
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Old 05-20-2013, 02:35 AM   #16
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Under finishing there's a few videos...the one called mattress stitch is one you should know if you're going to do things like sweaters in pieces rather than seamless.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/knitting-tips

This video is good if your squares are a little different and it also shows mattress stitch. There's a few more ideas as well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7ow2RcgaAI
thing is, these squares are being with the stitches in the opposite direction.....so mattress stitch isnt helping...loook at the pattern you'll see what i mean

Patchwork Garter Throw - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...ter-baby-throw
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Do said friends knit also? I find knitting easier, now that I've learned how to do it, and I crocheted for a long time before knitting. Get your sister who said easy peasy to do the seaming.
nope friends arent knitters. and my sister lives too far from me so asking her is a pain
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mufNIzJ2EPM

A video showing garter stitch seam when pieces are going different directions. HTH
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mufNIzJ2EPM

A video showing garter stitch seam when pieces are going different directions. HTH
Thanks GG :-) I shall look at that properly later. in the meantime, off I go to block squares
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The video GG posted is helpful. I do want to say though that you need to be careful not to over think this. In the over all finished blanket with a million seams a few little off stitches aren't going to show. Really!
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