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Old 10-26-2007, 08:57 AM   #1
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Seaming sweater components together
Hi Everyone~ I am new to the forum. I've been knitting for about 3-4 years now. I am rapidly approaching finishing my first sweater. It's the cover pattern of Noro Unlimited called, "Fitzmaurice." So, I've hunted around through the website and watched the videos on how to do the kitchener stitch and the mattress stitch. Those both seem to produce a knit-style stitch. My sweater is mostly garter stitch. Actually, the bottom half of the body and the sleeves are a type of basket weave pattern, then the tops halves are garter stitch. I think that the mattress and kitchener stitch is going to show if I use either of those to seam up the components of the sweater. The instructions only say, "Join shoulder seams, sew on sleeves, placing centre of sleeves to shoulder seams, then join side and sleeve seams." No where else in the book does it explain how. Anyone have any suggestions? Amy
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:29 AM   #2
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Hello,

There is an article on Knitty.com here that shows how to seam
garter stitch (it's towards the bottom of the page). Not sure about
how to do the seaming on the basketweave pattern though. I've
always just used mattress stitch but the only thing I've ever seamed is
stockinette or ribbing!

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Yes, this is how my edging looks on my sweater. This is what I'll do to seam them together. Thanks a lot! Amy
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Old 10-26-2007, 09:55 AM   #4
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The Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques is very helpful on how to seam various types of stitches or attach sleeves. It's what I used to seam a stockinette sweater, but there are some garter instructions also.
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