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Sep 12, 2019 08:31:13   #
PointySticksNStones
 
yarndriver wrote:
In the past, I've avoided seaming as much as possible by doing top-down sweaters. Elizabeth Zimmerman offered a great solution with her "faux" seam. It works fine and managed to correct the bias or twisted look.


This is what I do if garment is knitted in the round.
 
Sep 12, 2019 09:04:59   #
Palma Asd (a regular here)
 
Who recognizes this

Years ago I found an image of a triangular elongated piece of plastic with non-sharp pins on either side, which you could use to temporarily attach two pieces of knitwear, so that you could sew them together.

I thought I had saved that image on my laptop, but I can't find it anymore so I tried to make a drawing of it.

It seemed like a handy thing to me and maybe I could put something together (and again something on my "maybe someday" to do list)

And I use the slipstitch...




Sep 12, 2019 09:15:48   #
knitwitty (a regular here)
 
Generally a linker is used for machine knitting however I mostly do the mattress stitch even on my machine knitted sweaters.
Sep 12, 2019 09:22:14   #
Ellebelle (a regular here)
 
I sometimes "crochet" seams with a slip stitch or single crochet, but mostly (lately), I've been using the mattress stitch or whip stitch. It's taken a little practice but my seams are becoming neater all the time.
Sep 12, 2019 09:37:19   #
tygereye (a regular here)
 
This was a post on today's digest on sewing. https://www.knittingparadise.com/t-626562-1.html

I also found this from Lion Brand http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/5-tips-for-seaming-or-sewing-up-knit-crochet-pieces/
Sep 12, 2019 12:28:58   #
kelloggb
 
following this, as I will be attempting to expand my knitting knowledge soon, and try new things, some of which I am sure will need to be seamed at some point.
 
Sep 13, 2019 04:10:41   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
 
Here's the method I use when sewing stockinette seams.

Faster! Flatter! Mattress Stitch Seam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9qHd13c1Lo
Sep 13, 2019 05:58:45   #
hallsyh
 
I use back stitch most of the time. I prefer it to mattress stitch as I can work it sitting in my chair with my work in my lap, whereas with mattress stitch I need to have a flat surface, my dining table, which stresses my neck.
Sep 13, 2019 06:38:04   #
mabougirl (a regular here)
 
Mattress stitch is the way to go for sure. Welcome to KP from Atlantic Canada.
Sep 13, 2019 06:54:30   #
katrapp (a regular here)
 
I really like the invisibility and smoothness of the mattress stitch. I used to crochet them together, but the mattress stitch is wonderful and almost invisible.
Sep 13, 2019 07:03:03   #
hobbyknitter
 
That looks like a Bond item for seaming, pretty neat item.
 
Sep 13, 2019 07:23:03   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Mattress stitch or bickford, depending on the yarn used.
Sep 13, 2019 07:23:04   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
 
Mattress stitch or bickford, depending on the yarn used.
Sep 13, 2019 07:37:36   #
mac.worrall
 
I am beginning to favour crocheting seams.One great advantage is the easy unpicking and adjustment.
Sep 13, 2019 08:37:35   #
Eichhornchen (a regular here)
 
The mattress stitch is wonderful for seaming 2 edges together. Once you try it you'll love it. You want to seam everything using the mattress stitch. I'm using the mattress stitch to seam Barbie skirts/dresses/blouses together.
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