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« on: January 31, 2007 11:41:12 AM »

I am at the point where I am almost done with the first sleeve and I got to this paragraph:

**********Bind off leaving last stitch on needle. With right sides together slip stitch sleeve closed being careful to close up all the holes at the underarm. Place last stitch on left hand needle. Knit 2 tog and knit across to next marker. Place back of sweater stitches that you just knit on a stitch holder or piece of waste yarn.**********

My confusion is, how do I slip stitch the sleeve closed without breaking off the yarn?  And I only know how to slip stitch with a darning needle not a regular knitting needle.  Am I missing something?

here's a link to the full pattern

Any help, suggestions, advice would be greatly appreciated!!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2007 12:09:12 PM »

Here's a guess.... It would sort of be like picking up a stitch and binding off up the seam.


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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007 12:20:00 PM »

Wouldn't it be just as easy to use a crochet needle? Like, replace the knitting needle with a crochet needle, and seam it that way? Then replace the knitting needle to continue on with the directions.

I checked knittinghelp.com ( http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/misc.php ) under "Finishing" and it referred to this other site for an example of a crochet seam ( http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=122 )

Maybe this helps a little.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007 02:10:28 PM »

thank you both so much for your suggestions.

Conley, i tried the crochet seam and it worked perfectly!  I am sure that was what the pattern called for.

Thank you again!
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