Saturday 02/21/2015, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Enviable Invisible Seams with Ann McCauley
Learn seaming details that make the difference in having a professional-looking finished garment and learn which seaming techniques are appropriate for different areas in a garment. We will cover how to begin seaming, invisible horizontal, invisible vertical, and invisible vertical to horizontal seaming methods, as well as the whipstitch for use with hems and facings.
Sharp scissors, pen or pencil with an eraser, blunt tapestry needle, flexible tape measure, and needles (US 7 or 8) & mid-sized crochet hook.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using size 7 or 8 needles, knit and block 4 swatches (4" X 4"). Please use a light colored, smooth yarn appropriate for needle size. Each swatch should include a K1 selvage stitch at each edge of each row. Knit a couple of swatches as follows: Row 1 (RS) K1 (selvage st.) *p2, k2; rep from * to last 3 sts. end with p2, k1 (selvage st.). Row 2(WS) K1 *k2, p2; rep from * to last 3 sts, end with k2, k1. Work 1" in the Rib pattern above. Work 3" in stockinette stitch with K1 selvage stitch at each row edge. Bind Off. BLOCK by pinning down swatch along all edges. Cover swatch with wet (cold water) and wrung out, clean dish towel. Use hot steam iron to rest lightly on wet towel, sending much steam into swatch. Uncover swatch and leave pinned over night.
Knit two more swatches with cables and twists to further refine seaming skills. Cast on 30 sts. Work 1” rib as for first two swatches, then work as follows. Row 1 (RS): K1 (selvage st), k7, RT, p2, k6, p2, LT, k7, k1 (selvage st). All WS rows knit the knit sts and purl the purl sts. Continue as established, crossing the cable on rows 5 and 11, bind off on row 15, then block as above.