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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  12:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Send mo2grnmtn a Yahoo! Message Send mo2grnmtn a Private Message
I have gotten to the part on the girlfriend shrug where I need to sew up the arms...What is the best way to handle the seams so that they hold and look nice....I can't machine stitch them but there has to be a better way...Thanks for any help.

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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  1:34:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit bogiebogie's Homepage Send bogiebogie a Private Message
I like using the mattress stitch for sewing up garments. Here's a great resource for finishing techniques. Seaming starts in chapter 17.

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Seriously Hooked

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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  2:26:12 PM  Show Profile Send sarakate a Private Message
Yes, definitely mattress stitch. There's a nice tutorial on this in one of the back issues of Knitty; check the archive page, under "Techniques with Teresa".
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Gabber Extraordinaire

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Posted - 08/25/2006 :  7:35:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit midnightskyfibers's Homepage Send midnightskyfibers a Private Message
I ussually also like the matress stitch, though Ive been known to use a crochet stitch to join seams as well.

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New Pal

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Posted - 09/01/2006 :  1:08:10 PM  Show Profile Send mary1208 a Private Message
Hey BogieBogie - that Studio knits online book is fabulous! Lots of good stuff in there. thanks! Mary
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