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Old 10-07-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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need help seaming
hey all, i am finishing this patter: http://www.coatsandclark.com/Crafts/...3+Lapghans.htm

It is the knitting version of course. Basically it consitsts of a P1K1 stich and then a full knitted row repeated over and over again with 3 differnt collors. 5 strips are made and sew together. I am trying to sew them up. I am using the mattres seaming technique right now but it doesnt look right. The outside stich sorta looks like it would be fine as a mattress stitch. I am hoping to amke an invisible seam that would make this blanket look continous. but the seam ive made so far looks really obvious and out of place.

Is there a better technique i shoudl be doing for this pattern?
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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Mattress does leave a seam on one side--try edge-to-edge seaming. It might work better for you.
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well the thing about my pattern is that the edge stitch is a purl, so can i do that edge to edge stich on a purl?
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I think it's the only technique that won't leave a seam, even if you were to crochet them together. I think if you sew into the purl bumps it will work the same as sewing into the knit stitches.
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ok thanks, i will try that out. Should i flip the pattern over to the reverse side when doing it? Cause the front side has the purled Vs but the reverse side looks mostly like knit stitches.
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You can absolutely do that.
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ok ive been trying to do the edge to edge stitch, but for some reason the rows never line up to each other. Once i start, i can obviously see that one side has one row sticking out than the other side. I am having to stich in a completely new thread. I also still think that my pattern is effecting this, because i am joining a k1p1 stich with the purls on the outside.
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