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eatyerhartout
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2007 11:31:18 PM »

This isn't a video, but it's a diagram that I found to be really helpful: http://pinebaskets.tripod.com/knitting/garterseaming.html  Good luck with your seaming -- sorry that it's been so frustrating for you.

This is the same diagram I had to use when figuring this out. Basically, you're connecting the bumps. Really vague explaination, I know, but it's the basic concept. I think there's also a description over on Knitty.com, but I'm not certain.

I found the Knitty.com article: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html. Hope this helps!

Good luck!
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« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2007 06:01:43 AM »

For the garter stitch part, right on the edge, see there's a straight stitch and a little horizontal/bump/knot/purl-looking stitch? There's 3 of them in this pic -




(sorry, I know you're not supposed to re-quote an image, but I thought it would be easier to understand what I meant if the pic was right there)

When you put the 2 garter stitch edges together, they fit together like a zipper. Thread a needle and go through the first horizontal bump on side 1, then go through the first bump on side 2, then the *next bump on side 1, the next bump on side 2, repeat from *

That makes a flat neat seam on the garter part. I can't add anything else to what people have already suggested for the ribbing except maybe knit up a small swatch and practice on that so you don't feel like you're messing up a real project.
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« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2007 09:41:18 AM »

Thank you, that makes sense. It was the straight bars and bumps thing that was confusing me! I attempted to reseam it, but I ended up seaming both the bars and the knots.  Needless to say...this hat is hopeless and won't be given as a gift. It's a learning process!


Does anyone else get tripped up on visual stuff? I almost have to see something done before I understand.
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« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2007 10:23:54 AM »

you are a visual learner, & as you recognise that its a massive bonus in loads of ways, you will know how to approach things

most of the kids i teach are kinaesthetic learners, they have to 'do' before it makes sense

will go away now & remove my teacher head!! (& good luck with the demon seaming!)
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« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2007 10:34:41 AM »

I'm also a teacher and have kids that learn in all different ways. I'm visual and a "doer" which is frustrating because there isn't always someone to show you how to do something when you need it! Smiley With knitting and sewing I've found it to be a huge disadvantage. I have trouble learning from pictures in books or reading explanations.
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