Sunday, June 7, 2009

A week of knitting


Neat (ish) stitching
Originally uploaded by redmag

I have so many knitting projects lying around that I thought this week I'd devote myself to all things knitting and hopefully finish them all (fingers crossed) off.....I've never been a fan of seams in knitting - I'd always thought you just use backstitch to join all the bits together....leaving a bulky and usually ugly seam in your wake - it really never worked for baby clothing....well apparently there are other stitches you can use....like Mattress stitch.....while I still need more practise because if i was still in Year 8 Craft I'd be asked to rip this seam out and do it again neater (and this is one of the better ones)....this seam (using mattress rather than back) looks almost like a real jumper from a proper knitter.....so no more avoiding seams like the plague......

although you do still have to weave in all those annoying threads so I'm not exactly a seam lover just no longer a seam hater.....

I'm just waiting for the shops to open tomorrow to get some buttons for this one and I'll show you the finished thing and tell you all the details in a day or so.......

For the Australian readers hope you're having a lovely extra day of weekend on this the Queen's (un)birthday weekend.

1 comment:

The Shopping Sherpa said...

You can usually knit the ends in as you go. See here for Trudy Bunny's lesson (with pictures!): http://knit1blog1.blogspot.com/2007/08/knitting-lesson-by-roving-reporter.html