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Seaming UP those UnderArm Holes/Gaps
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May 24, 2013 06:34:01   #
justonemorerow
 
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!!!
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May 24, 2013 06:44:22   #
cen63846
 
Me too
May 25, 2013 08:46:24   #
Carol J.
 
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.

Carol J.
May 25, 2013 09:21:11   #
knittingnell
 
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.
May 25, 2013 11:19:27   #
Ronie (a regular here)
 
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
May 25, 2013 12:20:46   #
LaLaWa
 
Ronie wrote:
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
When you seamed them the first time did you use th... (show quote)


That's an awesome video, thanks for posting!
 
May 25, 2013 15:44:35   #
kcduffer
 
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.
 
          
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