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needlestohook
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Posted - 04/27/2007 :  10:45:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit needlestohook's Homepage Send needlestohook a Private Message
Can anyone direct me to a source that has detailed information about the cut and sew method used with a machine knitted fabric? Possibly a website, book, or person?

Rebekah

azblueskies
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Posted - 04/27/2007 :  12:38:53 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Are you talking about steeking? Just Google what you're looking for - there's lots of websites regarding "cut and sew method".

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NastiJ
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Posted - 04/27/2007 :  8:10:36 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by needlestohook

Can anyone direct me to a source that has detailed information about the cut and sew method used with a machine knitted fabric? Possibly a website, book, or person?



here's a site that discusses the techniques involved: http://www.thedietdiary.com/blog/lucia/357

here is another that offers books/CDs: http://www.sandeeskwikknit.com/cut_sew.html

I found a book about it at the library here in Phx once, but can't remember the name - if I can find it , I will let you know.

For AZBlueskies: it's not just steeking that's involved - seaming and then lopping off chunks of fabric are also part of the procedure.



Nancy J.

"Learning how to knit was a snap.It was learning how to stop that nearly destroyed me." Erma Bombeck
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azblueskies
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Posted - 04/28/2007 :  08:46:45 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh....and I thought steeking was scary....

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needlestohook
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Posted - 04/28/2007 :  10:38:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit needlestohook's Homepage Send needlestohook a Private Message
NastiJ,

Thanks for the links!
If you do happen to remember the name of the book about the cut and sew method, please do let me know.
What sort of knitting projects have you done in the cut and sew method? How did they turn out? There are different cut and sew techniques so how did you use this method?

Becky
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Bernie
Chatty Knitter

Canada
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Posted - 04/29/2007 :  03:30:14 AM  Show Profile Send Bernie a Private Message
Here is another link for a cut and sew neckline. First one you do can be quite nerve racking.
http://www.bivens.ca/cutandsew.htm
Bernie
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marvma
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USA
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Posted - 06/01/2007 :  05:17:01 AM  Show Profile Send marvma a Private Message
I went to a workshop once that featured Vicky Tylock. She did a wonderful job teaching us and has several pamphlets on the technique. the only thing I have on her is a phone number. 716 649-3854.
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gemini53
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USA
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Posted - 11/28/2007 :  09:35:05 AM  Show Profile Send gemini53 a Private Message
I know this is an old post I was sick all summer anyway I have cut and sew on my blog http://krafts.blogspot.com/
I can answer any questions as far as what I did. Some people mattrass stitch up the sides. I put a strip of knit interfacing on the seam and sewed with the sewing machine cuz I am in a hurry sometimes!

for my patterns and freebies http://www.freewebs.com/artknitter/
http://krafts.blogspot.com/
http://sewingforme.blogspot.com/

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maggie@cooperfam.co.uk
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Posted - 12/14/2007 :  8:41:56 PM  Show Profile Send maggie@cooperfam.co.uk a Private Message
I only just found this, I love cut and sew, especially for tuck stitch patterns where shaping isnt always an option. I block my knitted fabric, if it's synthetic yarn I dampen and use the flat ofmy hand to press the edgesflat then pin themto the correct sizes and leave it to dry. If it's wool or cotton I steam block the fabric taking care not to let the iron touch the fabric, then block out to size andleave it to dry. I draw out a paper pattern from the schematic, or use a garment pattern designed for stretch fabrics and draw around it, including the seam allowances. I've never understood why so many knitters dont knit selvedges when they knit, you get a better finish if you have them. Then I machine stitch around my shape using the darning foot on my machine,there'sless chance of driving the fabricahead of the foot and stretching it. If the stitch type is chunky I hand stitch around the shape. then using a hot iron, I use the toe to press the edges of my shape, that way when I cutit, the stitches don't unravel as I've set the yarn. I have a linker so I usually link the seams, sometimes I'll use my sewing machine, and also my serger, I've found serging the seams can stretch them a little so I tend to just serge the selvedges. Neckbands I hand sew or knit them and enclose the neckline on the knitting machine. Gives a nice finish. If I want welts (ribbing) I'll graft them on if the garment is suitable or pick up cast on stitches and knit down casting off behind the sinkers or if on my Passap just latch off.
If I'm making a fashion item like a longline cardigan coat in full needle rib I'll matteress stitch as I like invisible seams, and the selvedges keep the seam area smooth. Cut and sew is a fantastic way to use lengths of knitted fabric you have produced into quite structured tailored garments. Use a fusible knit backing like the one Floriani markets, and it will keep it's shape, handle easier if you want to use the sewing machine, and open up possibilities beyond the jumper, cardigan, and knitted gloves and hats.
So go ahead and give it a whirl, once you've made your first cut the next gets easier and easier.

mags
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