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Old 08-14-2007, 12:15 AM   #1
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seaming a seed stitch?
So, these baby shoes that I made are in a seed stitch. I have watched all the vids on seams and read several other instructions but can not find the threads that I am supposed to stitch under. It looks super ugly when I try to sew the seams together!
Is it because of the seed stitch?
It is probably impossible to help without seeing it but I was hoping someone might have a suggestion.

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Old 08-14-2007, 12:34 AM   #2
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Various threads have discussed this before but there is no definitive answer. I know suzeeq recommended a kitchener style rib seam on a thread and others have suggested mattress and so on. I have seamed seed or moss stitch as I call it and have really just used an adapted technique. When you put your seams together are you getting knit against knit stitches and purl against purl or opposites? I know I've seen those seed stitch baby shoes before on blogs and they are divine
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Are they these shoes?

http://knitting.va.com.au/index.php?cat=7
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You can only kitchener end to end, not side to side, so that depends where you're seaming, Sarah.
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Yes, these are the shoes! The pattern is from a different book and author but it looks exactly the same, even flat. I am going to do a swatch with a larger needle, very loose and see if I can figure it out. The author says to use mattress stitch. I will let you know if I can get it.
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Great idea Sara. I tended to do an adaption of a weave and just selected stitches as I went that suited this approach and moved back and forth between the two edges. On such a small item like these gorgeous booties I don't think you need to be overly fussy in terms of needing to seam so that those seams handle lots of strain. This is more keeping them in shape and so on. Let us know how you fare with the swatch as I'd like to make these in time and would welcome your feedback on what you found worked.
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Forgot to say.. I saw the pattern when the item was indeed flat and I suspect that mattress stitch with fine stitching will be appropriate if you don't like the weave approach. Fine stitching would bring about a nice shaping all round and would not make for bulky seams.
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