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Old 11-14-2006, 12:37 PM   #1
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finishing a sweater
I just finished the Baby Yoda sweater from KPC. The pieces look good, and I'm ready to put them together. I have no idea how! The pattern instructions just say to sew them together - should I use yarn or thread? What stitch should I use (I was thinking mattress)? There are no clear armholes, they just are set in to the sides of the sweater. Are there any guidelines for placement? Help!
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Old 11-14-2006, 12:43 PM   #2
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Always use yarn and mattress stitch is the most preferred method for invisible seams.

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Thank you, thank you, thank you! I will block the pieces tonight. Will the blocking keep the egdes of the stockinette from curling up? That drives me crazy!
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Stockinette always curls, it's just the nature of the beast. Blocking may help, but it won't cure. Check the top of this page for a sticky note about curling stockinette.
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Old 11-14-2006, 01:41 PM   #5
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Stockinette curls, but when it's a sweater the edges get seamed together and that will stop the curling. It's only with scarves or wraps that it's a big problem.

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