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New Pal

New Zealand
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Posted - 08/26/2007 :  8:00:35 PM  Show Profile Send KathleenWallace a Private Message
Hello, I'm a year three fashion student at Otago Polytecnic New Zealand. My final project for my degree is knitting a collection of dresses and tops on my mothers old Brother knitting machine. I should have had the model number as that would be helpful.

I would like to know the best way of stitching up knitting. At present I am putting every second row of my back section side seam and layering the front on top (right sides facing), knitting a row then casting off.

Thanks Kathleen


Seriously Hooked

New Zealand
956 Posts

Posted - 09/16/2007 :  7:50:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit stellal's Homepage Send stellal a Private Message
can't believe no one has answered you
usually in the hand knit section there are lots who come forward and give suggestions

I don't spend nearly enough time knitting. I don't have nearly enough yarn stashed for the future. My knit to frog ratio is around 2:1 and on show here
where I even video my knitting!
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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 10/11/2007 :  06:05:59 AM  Show Profile Send MomToTwo a Private Message
Hi - Binding together the seams works fine, as long as YOU like the way the seam looks and behaves. This is probably the quickest method as well.

Other machine-based options are using a sewing machine/serger or a linker, but if you don't have those machines (I don't have a linker) than that's out.

The other options - hand finishing the same as you would a hand knit sweater. There are a number of web trsources that walk you through mattress stitch, backstitch, & various ohter methods of seaming.

It depends on the garment & seam whether I seam on the machine or hand finish. I don't really care for the sewing machine/serged edge, and that is more typically used for cut & sew methods where the knitted fabric is shaped as pieced goods rather than with the shaping knit in.

Good luck with your final project!
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