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Old 04-18-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
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Seams with furry yarn?
I'm a 3-month-old self-taught knitter. (self-taught is misleading - i've used amy's videos like crazy!) i just finished the knitting part of a 12-inch teddy bear and now have a front and back. i have used the mattress stitch once before, but it was on a project where the threads of the yarn were actually visible, and this furry yarn seems to make the knitting impossible to comprehend when trying to do a seam in any way but completely random. any tips on how to use a real stitch to sew up my bear, or with a furry yarn, will it make any difference if i just sew it up blindly? thanks in advance - i'm stuck!
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #2
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I say do the best you can--it won't show. Or if you have a smoother yarn the same color, you might be able to use that.

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I'd say try to sew it up with thread or a different yarn in a matching color. Overstitch should do okay; fluff up the fur to hide it.

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Thanks for the advice, ladies! I'll see what I can do with a cleaner yarn and just cut myself some slack!
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