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  • Whipstitch

    With right side of work facing and working one stitch in from the edge, bring threaded needle out from back to front along edge of knitted piece.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Slip Stitch Crochet Seam

    Make a slipknot and place it on a crochet hook. *Insert hook through both pieces of fabric one stitch in from selvedge (Figure 1), wrap yarn around hook to make a loop, pull this loop back through the fabric and through loop already on the hook (Figure 2). Repeat from *.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Mattress Stitch Seam

    With RS of knitting facing, use threaded needle to pick up one bar between first two stitches on one piece (Figure 1), then corresponding bar plus the bar above it on other piece (Figure 2). *Pick up next two bars on first piece, then next two bars on other (Figure 3). Repeat from * to end of seam, finishing...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Overhand Seam

    Hold pieces to be seamed with right sides together. Working close to the edge, from right to left, *bring threaded needle from back to front through both layers. Repeat from *.
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Invisible Seam

    Working from the right side of the garment, place the pieces to be seamed on a flat surface, right sides up. Begin at the lower edge and work upward, row by row. Insert a threaded tapestry needle under the horizontal bar in the middle of the edge stitch on one side of the seam, and then under the corresponding...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Binding Off Shoulder Seams Together

    Place the front and back shoulder stitches onto two separate needles. Hold them in your left hand with the right sides of the knitting facing together. In your right hand, take another needle and insert the right-hand needle into the first stitch on each of the left-hand needles and knit them as one...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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  • Backstitch Seam

    Working from right to left, one stitch in from selvedge, bring threaded needle up through both pieces of knitted fabric (Figure 1), then back down through both layers a short distance (about a row) to the right of the starting point (Figure 2). *Bring needle up through both layers a row-length to the...
    Posted to Glossary by Kathleen Cubley on Aug 28, 2009
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