Last night I finished knitting the fourth and final piece of my latest sweater. I was itching to start seaming it right away, but knew better than to try to seam at night. “I’ll wait until morning,” I told Doug, “when I can see what I’m doing.”
Today is a holiday: I have no work and no obligations. I woke up late, poured myself a coffee, and sat down at the table to seam my sweater.
When I started out knitting, all of my sweaters were knit in piecework and seamed. It wasn’t until about ten years ago that I knit a sweater in one piece. Of the last ten sweaters I have knit, however, nine have been seamless! But seaming a sweater is like riding a bicycle, no?
Behold my first seam. I have sewn the back of one piece to the front of the other! Perhaps I should have just seamed this in the dark; I couldn’t have done worse.
Doug says that I should keep it this way and call it a design feature. Not a bad idea, but I think I’ll get back up on the bike and try again. Stay tuned for developments.
and I am in the process of knitting a seamless sweater and swearing the entire while! will blog about it when I’m finished and cannot wait to get back to my seamed projects.
I LOATHE seaming knitwear! I have a beautiful cardigan that I finished weeks ago but it is still in bits because I can’t face the seaming! I’m a novice knitter so any useful suggestions gratefully received. Happy knitting 🙂
Your sweater is beautiful! Hope you were able to sort it out. I love the color and it looks soo soft and inviting!
Guess we have all lovingly done that. Spent too much time sewing a perfect seam, only to discover it has been done wrong and then trying to unpick …. Not fun! My sympathies!!
It happens to all of us. The last time, I did it wrong twice in a row! Good lukc in undoing the kidsilk. It will be beautifull when done.