Methods to Seam Your Knitting
The making up of a garment needs a lot of care and all the skill which has gone into knitting the stitches is wasted if pieces are badly joined together. A contrast colour yarn has been used here to make the stitches clearer. A blunt large ended tapestry needle or a crochet hook will be needed.
Swiss Darned Seams
1, Place the pieces to be joined edge to edge, right side facing.Secure yarn with 2 oversewn stitches on the wrong side.Bring the needle up through the right edge stitch. * Insert needle from right to left through the next stitch above and the matching left edge stitch.
2, Pull yarn through and insert needle into the base of this stitch and back out under the horizontal thread of the previous stitch. Repeat from * until the seam is complete.
Mattress Stitch Seams
Place the pieces to be joined edge to edge, right side facing.Secure yarn with 2 oversewn stitches on the wrong side.Pick up the bar between the first and second stitch in from the edge on the right and pull yarn through.Take needle across to the stitch on the same row on the left and pick up the bar between the first and second stitch.Pass needle back to the next row on the right and pick up the bar between stitches. Repeat until seam in complete.
Place the right side of pieces together. Working from right to left secure yarn at the beginning of the seam with 2 small stitches, one on top of the other.*With the needle at the back of the work insert it in one stitch in from the edge and a knitted stitch to the left of the last stitch. Pull yarn through to the front,take needle across the front of the work to the right,re-insert it through to the back where the last stitch was worked.Repeat from * until the seam is completed.
Invisible Flat seam.
1, Place the pieces to be joined edge to edge, right sides facing. Secure yarn with 2 oversewn stitches on the wrong side. Bring needle up through first loop on the right side.* Insert needle from right to left through the next edge stitch above and the matching left edge stitch.
2, Draw yarn through.Insert needle from left to right through next edge stitch above and the matching right edge stitch.Draw yarn through and repeat from * until seam is complete.
Place right sides together and, working from right to left, insert crochet hook through both pieces, one stitch in from the edge.Place yarn around hook and draw through loop leaving a 10 cm end. * Insert hook through both pieces, one stitch to the left, yarn around hook and draw loop through.Yarn around hook and through both loops on hok. Repeat from * until seam is completed.