Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Friday Finishing Part Eight

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:

  1. In bottom piece, come up out of the center of the stitch (the center of the V).
  2. In top piece, encase the legs of the stitch (both legs of the V.)
  3. Seam directly below and above the bind off edge. Seaming farther from the edge will add unnecessary bulk.
  4. 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!

 

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