I just finished knitting this
dickey, and let me say that the person that designed this pattern is AMAZING!!!
To be able to write a program where you can input your exact specifications...well, that to me is genius!
Getting back to the point at hand--part of the pattern calls for seaming the shoulder seams, which for me, worked out to only joining three stitches on each shoulder. This seemed like it should've been easy to do, but it wasn't. The only time I had to seam up a garment is when I made the Einstein Coats which are knit completely in garter stitch, and you have a slipped stitch edge to use to seam into, so it was very easy. Those three little stiches on either shoulder gave me so much trouble--it seemed like no matter what I did, it looked crummy!
I finally worked it so that it looked okay
...nothing to really write home about; thank goodness it's only three stitches on either shoulder and once I finished picking up the stitches around the edge for the ribbing, it looked decent enough (we'll see how things look once it's done blocking).
So my question is, what's the best way to seam up a sweater? Some day, I may want to make a sweater that needs seaming, and I'm really not feeling confident about my abilities based off of not being able to seam up three lousy stitches.