How to sew in knitted puff-sleeves

I have finished the knitting part of Enchanting, so now all I have left to do is sewing the thing up. At the moment I’m facing the task of how to sew in the gathered sleeves. Although I’ve done this in sewing more than once, in knitting this is a first for me. So I’ve done a bit of research and have documented the process …

How to Close Shoulder Seams

How do you close shoulder seams so that they are invisible and flat? This tutorial is the answer to this question. This kind of seam immitates stitches and is very easy to do. As you can see those stitches on the right side of the garment after sewing it’s important that you use the working yarn to sew both pieces together. I’m using two different …

My Tools for Blocking Knits

Last friday Tami asked about how to best block her new hat and there were a couple of interesting comments that inspired me to share my favorite tools for blocking knits with you today. 1. Stainless steel pins and a big towel. These are useful for most flat items like shawls and sweater pieces before seaming up. You just pat the damp knit in form and …

How to Weave in Ends

Today I want to show you my favorite technique to weave in ends. Patterns tell you to weave in ends to secure your knitted object from unravelling. This means you weave the loose yarn ends into your knitting so that they can’t wiggle their way to freedom again. Not only that is needed as a result, it should be invisible from the outside, too. I …

Rocky ging baden.

So sieht ein pitsch-patsch-nasser Rockefeller aus. Nachdem er eine Weile im Wasser war, habe ich ihn vorsichtig in ein Handtuch gewickelt (hat schon mal ne Menge Feuchtigkeit rausgezogen) und ihn dann auf einem zweiten zum Trocknen ausgebreitet. Gespannt hab ich ihn nicht, leichtes in Form ziehen genügte nach dem Bad völlig. Die Flügel sind übrigens beide gleich lang, die Optik auf dem Bild ist bei …

How to Graft Garter Stitch

I never can remember how to graft garter stitch and have to look it up somewhere. So I made this tutorial for easy reference. This method is useful for sewing together garter stitch stitches invisibly. For this technique all stitches have to be still on the needles – so called “live” stitches. For better visibility I used contrasting yarn for sewing, usually you use your …

Sewing Knitting Together with Backstitch

sewing in knitting

Yes, I’m still knitting – even if this is about sewing knitting together with backstitch, which sounds pretty much like it’s a sewing topic. In one of my projects I’m at a stage where everything is done exept attaching the trim to the neckline. As luck would have it I used two highly different gauges for the trim and the sweater, so picking up stitches …