Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Seaming Series: Using a slip knot versus Not using a slip knot

Hello!

Today I’m posting a tutorial video that was a request from a student (a while ago, so I apologize for my delay in filming this!) She asked me to show the difference between starting seams when you’ve used a slip knot versus when you haven’t used a slip knot for the long tail cast on.

I love starting my long tail cast on without a slip knot because it is faster for me. BUT, when it’s time to seam, it can be trickier to see where to place the needle to start your figure 8. Hopefully this video will be helpful to see the difference and to spot where to place your needle!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Seaming Series: Finishing Mattress Stitch

Hello!

If you recall, I did a whole series of videos on seaming a couple of years ago – and one of my videos showed how to finish off the end of mattress stitch. Well, that method is only really applicable if no further seaming will be happening on that edge. (And isn’t really an appropriate method to finish off swatches for the Master Hand Knitter program.)

Today, I’m going to show you a better method for finishing off those seams where further seaming will be happening. It’s kind of like a figure 8 for the bind off edge.

Here is a video showing you that method:

Use this method anytime you will be doing some more seaming along that edge – this lines up the BO edges nicely, but doesn’t interfere in further seaming. I hope you find this helpful!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

 

Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Weaving in Tails – Seed Stitch

This is the last tutorial post in my series on tail weaves for the time being, if you have suggestions for other stitch patterns that you’d like to see tail weaves for, let me know!

Today we look at seed stitch. This uses the same method we used last week in the garter fabric, but we have to mix up where the tail weave goes a little bit. Here’s a tutorial video:

As always, I hope this is helpful! Do drop me a line or a comment here if you have ideas for other videos you’d like me to do!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Weaving in Tails: Garter Stitch

Today’s post is the third in my series on weaving in tails. We look at garter stitch today!

We saw that duplicate stitch was the best method for stockinette stitch last week. We can still use the same method, but we have to only use the visible purl bumps in garter. Here is a video showing the technique:

I hope this is helpful!

Next week will be last in this particular series for now, and we’ll look at seed stitch. If you have suggestions for other stitch patterns that you’d like to see tail weaves for, let me know!

Happy Knitting!

Friday Finishing Series, Techniques

Weaving in Tails: Stockinette Stitch

Today’s tutorial is the second in my series on weaving in tails. We look at the most common fabric and technique: weaving in tails in stockinette stitch.

(Check last Friday’s blog post for weaving in tails in ribbing.)

Duplicate stitch is the best method, by far, for weaving in tails on the WS in stockinette. You can split the stitches as you work to be extra sure the tails don’t show to the RS.

Here is a tutorial video on duplicate stitch for tails in stockinette:

I hope this is helpful! Stay tuned next Friday for how to weave in tails in garter!

Happy Knitting!