Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-18-2007, 10:36 PM   #1
Casting On
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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!
shutch is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 04-18-2007, 10:45 PM   #2
Mod Squad
Ingrid's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pleasant Valley, NY
Posts: 29,585
Thanks: 21
Thanked 2,254 Times in 1,845 Posts
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.

You're quite literate for a 3-month-old!
"Trust the pattern!"

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.

Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog

IngridKH on Ravelry
Ingrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
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.

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2007, 08:49 AM   #4
Casting On
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks for the advice, ladies! I'll see what I can do with a cleaner yarn and just cut myself some slack!
shutch is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Advice - Sewing Seams with Bulky Yarn lioness2001 How-to Questions 7 08-06-2011 11:30 AM
Estimating yarn requirements (for seams, etc) MrsWildchild How-to Questions 1 02-16-2009 09:41 PM
furry yarn oncegoneinsane The Lounge 9 01-07-2008 04:03 PM
Raglan seams and chunky yarn Robin Fowler How-to Questions 1 12-20-2005 09:00 AM
help! furry yarn ashley General Knitting 2 03-24-2005 01:12 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:49 PM.