Horizontal to Vertical Seams Yarn for Seaming Use

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Horizontal to Vertical Seams

Horizontal to Vertical Seams

Yarn for Seaming • Use same yarn as used for item unless you’ve used:

Yarn for Seaming • Use same yarn as used for item unless you’ve used: – Novelty yarn – Mohair – Nubby or bumpy yarn • When substituting another yarn: – Match color and washability – Use knitting yarn, needlepoint wool or embroidery thread

Seaming Order for a Sweater • • Join shoulders Attach sleeves Seam sleeves wrist

Seaming Order for a Sweater • • Join shoulders Attach sleeves Seam sleeves wrist to underarm Seam sides bottom to armhole

Fundamentals • Block your swatches • Take your time • Plan ahead – Don’t

Fundamentals • Block your swatches • Take your time • Plan ahead – Don’t inc or dec in the selvedge – Think about your stitch or color pattern – Allow a selvedge stitch for seaming • Seam on a table with the right side up • For vertical seams make sure your BO edges are both at the top

Vertical Seam Review Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

Vertical Seam Review Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

Knit Stockinette Stitch V

Knit Stockinette Stitch V

Selvedge Edge and Bar Between Knit Stitches V—V Selvedge Space Between Stitches Stitch

Selvedge Edge and Bar Between Knit Stitches V—V Selvedge Space Between Stitches Stitch

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Vertical seam for stockinette Selvedge V V

Vertical seam for stockinette Selvedge V V

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Photo by Arenda Holladay http: //www. arendaholladay. com/

Stockinette Seam Mattress or Running Stitch • Insert needle from bottom to top under

Stockinette Seam Mattress or Running Stitch • Insert needle from bottom to top under horizontal bar between the selvedge and the first stitch. • When returning to piece, insert needle under next horizontal bar between the selvedge and the first stitch.

HORIZONTAL SEAM REVIEW Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

HORIZONTAL SEAM REVIEW Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

On the horizontal piece use the stitches below the BO edge. Bound Off Edge

On the horizontal piece use the stitches below the BO edge. Bound Off Edge Stitches VVVVVVV

It helps to mark some of the stitches

It helps to mark some of the stitches

Insert needle into first stitch, run under the stitch gap and bring out through

Insert needle into first stitch, run under the stitch gap and bring out through center of second stitch.

When returning, go to back into the center of the second stitch, and bring

When returning, go to back into the center of the second stitch, and bring through the center of third stitch.

BO to BO Edge All Up 1. Find the stitches below the BO edge

BO to BO Edge All Up 1. Find the stitches below the BO edge on each piece and identify where the tapestry needle goes. 2. Insert the needle into first stitch, run under the stitch gap and bring through center of second stitch. 3. When returning to the piece, insert the needle back into center of second stitch, and bring through center of third stitch.

Horizontal to Vertical Seams Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

Horizontal to Vertical Seams Full Instructions: http: //www. creativeartforeveryone. net/

Set up for seaming horizontal to vertical Bars Between Stitches Selvedge Edge Bound Off

Set up for seaming horizontal to vertical Bars Between Stitches Selvedge Edge Bound Off Edge VVVV Stitches

General Instructions 1. Find and mark the center of the top of the sleeve.

General Instructions 1. Find and mark the center of the top of the sleeve. 2. Align the center of the sleeve at the bound off edge to the shoulder seam right sides facing. 3. Cut a length of yarn long enough to seam the entire sleeve and thread a bunt tapestry needle. 4. Insert the needle into the center of the first stitch in the center of the sleeve and bring it up into the center of the next stitch. 5. Bring the needle under the first horizontal bar on the body. 6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 three more times. * On the next row, use two horizontal bars. Continue in this manner. 7. Go back to the shoulder seam and seam the other side. Pull the seaming thread tight. *This ratio will work for most gauges. CHECK YOUR GAUGE FIRST. You may need to change the ratio. Most reference works suggest a ratio of 3 stitches to 4 rows or 4 stitches to 5 rows. When in doubt, work two swatches and use trial and error.

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Photo by Arenda Holladay http: //www. arendaholladay. com/

If your gauge is 5 sts and 7 rows per inch it gets trickier:

If your gauge is 5 sts and 7 rows per inch it gets trickier: Bars Between Stitches Selvedge Edge Bound Off Edge Stitches VVVVV

Seams needed for sleeves

Seams needed for sleeves