Friday, March 07, 2008

Ready to seam my Mermaid

I am about ready to start seaming my Mermaid and I need some help. I have googled the Internet, gone through my books and DVD's but cannot find any information on how to seam garter stitch that was knit vertically (ie, the Mermaid sleeves). How did the rest of you seam the sleeves? I know that some did a three needle bind off rather than binding off the edges but I didn't.



fiberfanatic said...

I'm not happy with the one sweater I seamed up that way. On the other two I did a 3 needle bind-off after provisional cast-ons. You can still do the 3 needle, pick up the stitches along one edge, then bind off with the stitches from the other.

RickiLynn said...

That's a good idea. But when you say "bind off with stitches from the other"... which stitch from the other side would you bind off with? I'm wondering if I need to pick up stitches along both edges and then do the 3 needle bind off?

JennyD said...

Can't wait to see you model it!

RickiLynn said...

I finally found a description on seaming garter stitches to stitches in Chapter 3 of Sally Melville's "The Knit Stitch". I will let you know how it turns out!