Combined Knitting Seams - Stitch to Stitch


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It is a shame to spend weeks working on a sweater only to have look of the garment diminished by shoddy finishing. Making beautiful seams is really quite easy

Step 1:
Lay the two pieces to be joined (piece A & piece B) edge to edge and line up the stitches so that each stitch on piece A corresponds to a stitch on piece B. Using a darning needle pull the yarn from the back of piece A through the center of the first stitch in the row at the edge of the piece. On piece B, work behind the first stitch in the first row by inserting the needle into the space between the right side of the first stitch and pull the needle out from the left side of the stitch (figure 1). Return the needle to piece A and reinsert into the center of the stitch, going from from to back. Pull the stitch taught, creating a new stitch bridging piece A & piece B.

Step 2:
Repeat step 1 until the two pieces are joined (figure 2). We've used a contrasting color to demonstrate this technique, but when using the same color yarn as the pieces the seam will be virtually invisible.



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