I searched Google, YouTube, and my knitting book library, but could not find help. What I need is, How to seam/sew the gaps/holes under the arms and the hood/ shoulder connection, on the January Baby Cardigan without looking messy. I need a visual diagram or video to be able to fix the holes. I appreciate your help with links or books, willing to pay for a book or video. Thank You!!!
I use an end of yarn if there is one handy and put it into a yarn needle, then take a stitch above the hole or gap and the next one below the hole and pull the hole shut till the hole is gone. Be sure to anchor your tail by weaving into existing stitches and make a U turn and come back weaving the end through the back of stitches on another row for a half inch or so if you have enough yarn.
If you don't have an end to work with, start with enough yarn to do the job but anchor it at the beginning and end.
I haven't made the January baby cardigan, but if you have live stitches under the arm where you joined the sleeve to the body, do the kitchner stitch and it will look great.
When you seamed them the first time did you use the 'Mattress Stitch', '3 Needle Bindoff', or just a overhand stitch? with all seaming you need to make sure you catch both stitches on each side. If you don't you will get a hole or gap. If you have already done your seaming all you really need to do is go back with matching yarn and catch those stitches.. maybe do a running stitch... I personally prefer the mattress stitch because it catches both loops of each stitch and when its tightened up it becomes invisible.
This is my favorite video on mattress stitch...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvAS-HCWk9I
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That's an awesome video, thanks for posting!
If I am picking up stitches in the underarm area, I will pick up an extra stitch or 2 and then decrease the extra stitches out in the next row. If I have a hole otherwise, I'll insert a duplicate stitch to fill up the hole.