I just finished knitting this adorable little kimono sweater for my dd (my first completed knitting project). So I went to seam it together. OMG my seaming SUCKS! I ruined the front left part of the sweater and have to knit it again. Does anyone have any pointers on seaming?
THere are two ways i seam. It all depends on how i do the edge. THere are two methods of edge. A) Knit and/or purl every edge stitch, or B) knit edge stitch on right side, and slide it on back side of piece unknitted.
With A i found that if i have both pieces lined up on my lap with back side up i cna take a needle with yarn and likematch first stich with last stitch , go through with the needle and then go to next row. It is i think called overcast sewing.
With b the edge makes like a larger chainstitch on the end and you can use various method to sew it together and nothing get messed up, cause all you have to do is line them up. I often with baby items actually used a crochet hook and double length of yarn and laced them up like a shoe. THat held better with all the washing and stretched better with the baby movements.
I hope this helped.
Congrats!!! Do you have any pictures?!
Mieka Claire 6-11-07 Henry Eli 3/30/09
I always add 2 sts to each side as my seam-edge. When there are decreases and increases, I do them after these two sts. The I do mattress st seaming. It seems to be the easiest way for me and unless you tell someone, they would never notice the seams.
Mattress Stitch Seaming How-to
And here is a video of how to do a mattress stitch seam
Mattress Stitch Seam video
Last edited by knitaholic; 01-11-2008 at 11:35 PM.
I hate seaming so much I'll do anything to avoid it. I've gotten very good at top down one piece sweaters.
I don't mind the kitchner stitch though, since what confuses me about seaming is trying to decide where to put the needle.