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Old 09-02-2006, 09:32 PM   #1
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I just finished my first hat on straight needles and now I have to close it I didn't pay attention to gage and it is to big. what is the best way to close it? can it be done on the sewing machine?
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Old 09-02-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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I ususally use the mattress stitch when seaming knits. I've never used a sewing machine for a seam.
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:42 AM   #3
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I really like the finished look of the mattress stitch and Ingrid's video shows just exactly how to do it.
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Old 09-03-2006, 06:57 PM   #4
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Take your time seaming. It's a bit daunting at first, but you'll pick it up quickly.
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:32 PM   #5
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And don't work to seam too tight, or it will pucker and be too rough.
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