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geniaknitz Posted - 02/03/2013 : 11:17:58 AM
I'm new to knitting sweaters and anxious to find a good book on finishing techniques.
How do I sew a seam? What if it's a sleeve seam, with decreasing all the way down?
What's the best seam for a particular project?
How do I flatten the inside seam so it doesn't irritate the skin?

I have various basic books, but am having trouble finding what I need.
Any help appreciated!
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NutmegOwl Posted - 02/08/2013 : 5:31:13 PM
I use the Nancie Wiseman book Jane mentioned or Lucy Neatby's Cool Knitters Finish in Style (thanks, Luann!). Both give good explanations for the "why" of certain choices. And Wiseman especially addresses choices in knitting that make finishing easier.

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purlewe Posted - 02/06/2013 : 08:25:51 AM
I often use The Knitter's Companion, which is a smaller book with large wire binding, that you can use like a flip book. It has seams, castons, bindoff, etc. I also have a handy vogue knitting everything book, but it isn't as small and portable as the Knitter's Companion.

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Ceil Posted - 02/04/2013 : 8:27:17 PM
Wish I could help you, because I knit seamlessly. Every time someone comments on how wonderful my finishing looks, I say, "Ummm, it's my starting."

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robinstephanie Posted - 02/04/2013 : 07:52:32 AM
I'll admit that a well-planned finish is what keeps me from knitting sweaters that will need it.

Ah, so you have to "plan" a finish?! (Tells you how many sweaters I've knitted.)


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Jane Posted - 02/04/2013 : 05:38:38 AM
Clara recommended a good book to me: Finishing School: A Master Class for Knitters by Deborah Newton. It's a book that's not just a reference,; it really does teach you how to finish well. I also have Nancie Wiseman's Knitter's Book of Finishing Techniques, which is a good reference for the small details.

I'll admit that a well-planned finish is what keeps me from knitting sweaters that will need it. One day...


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purlthis Posted - 02/03/2013 : 4:48:02 PM is great!

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