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Old 07-16-2007, 10:58 AM   #1
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Block and weave in ends before assembling sweater?
Im almost finished with my first childrens cardigan, Should I block and weave in ends before assembling? I Assume blocking would make it alot easier, but Im not sure if your suppost to use your tails to sew arms t body, is doesnt say you are...It just says "sew shoulder seams"
How do I do this anyways??
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Old 07-17-2007, 11:32 AM   #2
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You can use mattress stitch, but to be honest, the best shoulder seam to use is a 3-needle bind off. It requires you to leave the shoulder stitches 'live' (so if you want to do it you have to take out your bind-off.)

I sew before I block, if I block. If it's an acrylic sweater, then don't bother. I suppose you could wet and flatten it out a bit, but the seaming will take care of all your curling, anyway.

If the tail is long enough to seam with, then use that--it accomplishes two things at once--seaming and weaving in. If not, I usually leave the tails until the end and weave them up through the seam.
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