Seaming a sweater is a
bit.. of a problem for me. It is my second least
favorite thing to do, right after holding an entire one-piece sweater in my lap
while knitting, and trying to drag it around with me. I decided long ago that knitting a sweater in
pieces is the smart thing to do. I can
easily carry one piece at a time, making the project flexible to transport and
cooler to knit in the hot Texas weather.
But then there is seaming!!
I love the big blue cardigan with the rolled collar that I knit last fall, but it did not go together well. The yarn was Debbie Bliss Cashmerino. The fantastic yarn knit up beautifully and is soft and comfy and an enjoyable sweater to wear. The seaming--not so much in the enjoyable category! It split, pulled, stretched unevenly and generally was a
bit.. more than difficult. It still doesn't look good and I'm wondering
if I can stitch it with the sewing machine and make it all better.
I have tried several methods of seaming: mattress, horizontal, whip stitching, three needle bind-off. None is perfect and a couple of them are terrible. I usually end up using mattress stitch which is never ideal for shoulder seams. I need to take a class on sweater joining.
Anyway, it's done and two projects have taken the place of the long-running Lace Edged Cardi. Here are Lace Edged Hat which I am calling "Snow on Ice" (can you see the glitter?):
and a simple sweater with a large collar that promises to rival Lace Edged Cardi in time consumption:
I'm a fool for punishment but life is good.