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Old 02-06-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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Seaming Question
I'm making my first hat (woohoo!!!) and am a little confused.

It's this hat: http://www.knitpicks.com/Ring%20of%2...D50615220.html

I just finished the cable band (the first one shown), but the seaming directions have me a little It says to join with kitchener or favorite invisible seam. Now, I've only done kitchener with sock toes but isn't it only for live stitches? How would I do kitchener, then?

If that's the wrong way to go, what's the best method for seaming a cable?

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Old 02-06-2009, 09:07 PM   #2
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Yes-kitchener is for live stitches. I am wondering if they meant to tell you to do a provisional cast-on for the cable band and it just got missed somehow. I would use mattress stitch to stitch your cable band together.
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Oh dear they better not have meant a different cast on...It just says CO, nothing about a specific one...Oh well. It's made and I ain't redoing it.

Thanks! My mattress stitching is always an adventure. I never get it right. I'll have to be extra careful.

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Yeah, usually if it's supposed to be provisional, they will say so. It may also be a mistake that they said to use kitchener in the pattern.

You know, you probably don't have to use mattress stitch. I just think it makes the end product look tidier, but you could probably use whatever seaming method you want, as there aren't that many stitches to seam.

There's a great article on Knitty about seaming that you might want to take a look at:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html
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Old 02-07-2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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You're right that mattress stitch will probably look the best. I was just wondering if there's any other stitch to use...mattress and kitchener are all I'm familiar with.

It's so small though. It's not a big deal. ^.^

Thanks for the link! :D The garter stitch one is very clear. It'll come in handy some other time me thinks, too.
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You can't work mattress stitch on a horizontal seam, like this one. This is more like what you do to sew the shoulders of a sweater. Here is a link to a page from a free on-line knitting book about those seams. There are more pages to go to at the bottom for further explanation. Link
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Nice link! Thanks a lot :D
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