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Old 12-14-2005, 04:35 PM   #1
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stabalizing shoulder seams
I am knitting a sweater from Simply Beautiful Sweater for Men for
a Christmas present. All of their patterns say that after making up the sweater, sew the shoulder and neck seams using a chain stitch to stabalize. I've knit quite a few sweaters, but never heard of this before, although I like the idea. My problem is I am a good knitter, but don't know anything about sewing. I looked at sites and have been practicing a chain stitch, but I am just not real sure how to do this on my sweater...ie, is this done on the selvedge? No illustrations are provided. Can anyone help me?
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Old 12-14-2005, 05:54 PM   #2
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I would be inclined to think they mean a crocheted chain stitch...
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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A crocheted chain wouldn't do you a damn bit of good for sewing things together. The closest thing would be a slip stitch.
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Old 12-14-2005, 08:25 PM   #4
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The three needle bind off makes an extremely sturdy seam for shoulders.
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