Wednesday, December 06, 2006

 Seaming Time

I finished knitting the pieces of the sweater I'm working on and need to block and get to seaming. Question is: what works best for seaming? Use the same yarn or find a matching embroidery thread or something of the sort? I haven't made too many things that I've had to seam so I'd appreciate your help!


Blogger Faith said...

It depends on how thick the yarn you were knitting with is, and what it's made out of. When I was finishing my Picovoli (an adult sweater on, I was using a DK weight cotton blend, so I separated out a few plies of the yarn to sew the picot edge down. If the yarn is thin though,you can just use that to matress seam the pieces together with no problem. Otherwise, if you're still concerned about a bulky seam, you can use matching embroidery floss. It's really up to you -- there are plenty of options. =)

5:17 AM  
Blogger knittingirl said...

Thanks for your help!

7:34 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

I don't know what sort of yarn you've knitted the sweater in, but it's probably best to stick with it. The reason for this is that if you use embroidery floss or another sewing thread, it doesn't have any give and the seams won't stretch when you need them to. There are occasions when this is OK, as Faith says, but for your first sweater it's probably best to stay with the yarn you're used for the sweater. Block the pieces first, or give them a go-over witha steam iron, just to flatten them out, and they will a) be easier to work with and b) look better sooner. It'll all be fine - try not to worry :)

2:33 PM  

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