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Laurie K
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
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Posted - 10/31/2002 :  10:02:26 PM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message
does anyone know a technique for invisible seams. i am sewing together a hat and would like to have the join as flat and seamless looking as possible. Any suggestions?

marnita
Chatty Knitter

USA
348 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2002 :  10:59:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit marnita's Homepage Send marnita a Private Message
I have found the mattress stitch to be pretty invisible with stockingette stitch. It's pretty easy to do. And if you do it right, the only place you can see the seam in on the back side.

http://marneysworld.blogspot.com
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Laurie K
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
448 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2002 :  12:36:34 PM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message
Thanks, I don't know exactly what the mattress stitch is, but I did find instructions for invisible seams in a Vogue Knitting book and the results were ok. I'd like to investigate the "mattress Stitch" Any suggestions where to see it? thanks again
Laurie

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marnita
Chatty Knitter

USA
348 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2002 :  1:19:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit marnita's Homepage Send marnita a Private Message
The mattress stitch is sometimes called the invisible seam. You may have done the same thing. Here are a few sites that may help in findnig more info about it.

http://www.stitchguide.com/stitches/knitting/stitch_pages/kn_mattressladder.html
http://www.maggiesrags.com/tips_sewing.htm
http://flor.freeservers.com/tips4.htm
http://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/athena/tips/TipDetail.asp?RSN=4010

Most books have some sort of explanation of the mattress stitch as well. It is rather common.

I hope this helps.

Marney

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luckygrrl
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 11/01/2002 :  2:29:45 PM  Show Profile Send luckygrrl a Private Message
I had a LOT of trouble with this at first...thought I was doing it according to the directions, but it kept coming out all lumpy and icky. I had a ton of illustrations in books and on the web to look at, but the thing that *really* helped me was to go to my LYS and ask for help. So...if you can, I'd suggest doing that, if you're stuck. It always helps me to watch someone else doing it in person, than practice it myself, with someone there to watch and make sure I don't screw it up again (as I'm always prone to do)

Good luck! and knit on,

Luckygrrl

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