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« on: February 18, 2008 01:17:01 AM »

HELP!!!
I've been knitting for a couple of years, however I've just now finished my first cardi, and have stumbled accross the horror of seams (most of my knitting is done in the round). Do any of you seasoned knitters have any advive for creating nice, flush, neat seams that don't take an eternity....... or am I being too hopefully optimistic that such wonder can exist.......?

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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2008 05:13:29 AM »

Lots of tutes on seaming... Knitty, the Vogue book of Knitting (forget name, the encyclopaedic one), Google, IK issues, any encyclopaedia of knitting really, Montse Stanley, the books on finishing techniques..., google grafting and mattress stitch for a start.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2008 06:08:21 AM »

www.knittinghelp.com.  Check out the finishing section & be sure to turn on the sound for tips. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2008 09:30:23 AM »

ah ta,
actually as i progress its seeming less scary, kind of...........
i'll give the site a read, but i reckon i jut need to practice, and revel in the joy that knitting is not a be all end all art- if it all goes wrong you can always unpick and try again. I really love knitting for that. Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2008 03:53:23 PM »

if it all goes wrong you can always unpick and try again. I really love knitting for that. Smiley 

I agree---as long as the yarn holds up. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008 01:26:36 PM »

One of the tips I read recently was to seam up your swatches for practice!! I thought that was perfect as I am not completely in love with my seams yet and yearn for flawless seaming!!! So - I will practice with my swatches and then turn them into something like cubes! One can never have enough cubes can they?? lol
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