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Old 12-03-2005, 05:05 PM   #1
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Seaming garter stitch..
On Amy's videos she shows seaming, but they are both on stockinette. I'm making a felted bag and after felting a sample decided it wouldn't make any difference if I did garter instead. I'm also slipping the first stitch so my edges look great, but now I wonder after reading past posts if that is a big mistake. I'm about 20 rows in now. How can I seam slipped edges on garter stitch without making them super bulky?
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Old 12-03-2005, 05:20 PM   #2
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I think mattress stitch would be best. You could do an end-to-end seam, but I think you want some kind of seam to give it a little strength.
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
I think mattress stitch would be best. You could do an end-to-end seam, but I think you want some kind of seam to give it a little strength.
I can do mattress stitch on garter? I guess since it's going to be felted it's probably not as critical in how it looks other than getting the stripes lined up right? I mean I want it to look good, but it's not like a sweater.
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Old 12-03-2005, 06:39 PM   #4
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I haven't had bad results doing mattress on anything. As long as the pattern lines up, you don't see the seam.
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Old 12-04-2005, 05:58 AM   #5
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Hey Jan, check out this Knitty article. I know it really helped me when I was trying to seam garter stitch.
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Jessi, great link. I refer to this article over and over.
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Thanks Denise. :D I have it bookmarked because I visit it often too.
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Thanks for the link, Jessi! That's a good one! I see the stockinette looks much better than the garter stitch. :rollseyes: Since this is a felted bag it probably won't make any difference, but good to know.
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Your welcome. I've seamed several cell phone socks and they look perfect. The pattern I used for them called for a different seaming technique that looked horrible. The pic makes it look bad. It really looks better in a finished product, but like you said it's a felted bag so it won't matter.
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