Thursday, 22 October 2009


I thought I should also show the way I make seams.

With edge stitches as indicated in the charts it makes a flat seam that can be used in other types of knitting as well. (I always use this type of edge stitches and seaming in flat knitting indeed.)

For projects where I use my colour patterns I find seaming this way especially useful, because - together with the extra stitches for weaving in which I described recently – one can use both sides of a project as the “right” side.

The seam is noticeable, but in a way I find decorative.
Here is a sleeve that was knitted in garter stitch. The edge looks somewhat like a single column of large knit stitches:

Seen side by side, when the two edges come together for seeming, there are two columns of “large knit stitches”, as seen left in the picture here:

Starting on one end of the work piece I just go with needle and thread through the outer parts of these two columns, changing direction each time, as seen above and below:

Don’t pull to heavily at the thread. This would make the seam inelastic.

When one side of the seam is done I turn the piece. The other side now looks like this:

If you have a long enough thread you would use it for this side as well. I just go along with needle and thread here as before:

The seem finally looks like this on both sides:

It would be less visible with stocking stitch.
There are in fact two layers of seams, and the space created between the two threads used on each side can hide loose ends and secure them safely, like here:

This is the patterned piece I used for the post where I explained weaving-in. The edges look a bit different here, more like a knitted cord I feel. Again I join the outer two parts of the edges on one side of the work as above:

Then I turn the piece, and it looks like this now on the other side:

You have several options here of which parts of the edges you use for joining. I chose the parts in the centre, nearest to each other:

You can see above how it is possible to hide loose ends as you go.

Or again do it afterwards when the seam is finished:

The seams look different to the corresponding parts within the pattern elsewhere, But I think they make a decorative feature on their own. This is shown here for both sides of the piece:

left= seam, right= pattern elsewhere:

top= seam, bottom= pattern elsewhere:

When I had taken these pictures and was thinking about what I could do with this demonstration piece one of my cats actively made it clear that it was him who wanted attention now.


  1. Hallo Christine,

    Deine Bilder sind sehr gut zu erkennen.
    Mach weiter so.