Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Two Down, One to Go

I’ve completed another knitting class.  This one was on seaming.  This class confirmed my seaming techniques that I already have been practicing.  I did learn something new.  When I “sew” two knitted pieces together, my seams should match my knitting tension.  So, no more pulling the yarn too tight which causes the seams or the knitted stitches to look wonky on the right side. 

During the class session, we did use all seven swatches.  There was a lot of stitching and seaming going on.  In the end, I had perfect seams…both on the inside as well as the outside. 

Next up?  Is the long awaited Continental knitting.  I’ve always wanted to learn to knit this way, but could never figure it out on my own.  I’m looking forward to this class in December.

On the knitting project front, I’m almost finished with a basket weave patterned scarf for my brother.  I have just 2-4 more inches to go and it will be done.  It’s been a slow project as I have to switch from knit to purl stitches every 4 stitches.  I’m constantly throwing my right arm.  A good reason to learn the Continental way. 

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