Today’s topic for Friday Finishing is Horizontal to Horizontal seams.
Here is a video tutorial I made on working Horizontal seams in stockinette stitch:
The keys to working a good horizontal seam are:
- On bottom piece, have the thread come out of the center of a stitch (a V).
- On top piece, have the thread encase the base of a stitch (the two bottom legs of the V).
- Seam directly above and below the bind off edges. Seaming farther from the edge will add unnecessary bulk.
- Seam every stitch across. (Usually for these seams there will be the same number of stitches in each piece.)
Next week we’ll cover working a horizontal to horizontal seam with stair-stepped pieces (such as at stair-stepped shoulder seams).
Until then, Happy Knitting!