Today’s topic for Friday Finishing is Horizontal to Horizontal seaming with stair steps.
Here is a video tutorial I made on working a horizontal seam with stair stepped pieces:
The keys to working a good horizontal seam when dealing with stair steps are:
- In bottom piece, come up out of the center of the stitch (the center of the V).
- In top piece, encase the legs of the stitch (both legs of the V.)
- Seam directly below and above the bind off edge. Seaming farther from the edge will add unnecessary bulk.
- At stair steps, on the bottom piece come up out of the next whole stitch – even though it is 2 rows down. And then encase the legs of the next whole stitch on the top piece, even though it is 2 rows up. This will close up the holes and hide the stair steps.
Next week we’ll cover working the Kitchener Stitch graft in stockinette stitch fabric.
Until then, Happy Knitting!