It is time to sew the shoulder seams on Mom's vest. Since I am a fairly novice knitter I went back to the tutorial I had bookmarked on-line and refreshed my memory. One problem.....the tutorial is for sewing shoulder seams in stockinette, my garment is in reverse stockinette. At 7 a.m., I searched and searched the internet for something, anything, that would tell me how to sew these seams without using the back-stitch. Nothing! There is not one online tutorial or article for sewing purl shoulder seams invisibly.
Eventually, I did come across a small notation concerning using a crocheted seam to get a neat, sturdy shoulder seam. Maybe, but I really wanted to get a definitive answer.
Finally, I thought to myself "Cathie, you're a smart lady. You are really good at crochet. You are very comfortable with crochet. You can figure this out!" I did. The bound off edges look like the loops on a crocheted piece. I tried two different ideas, one on each shoulder.
First I started joining the shoulder with the typical single crochet stitch.
This looks okay on the right side......,
but the seam is very bulky.
Next I decided to try a crocheted slip stitch. Bingo!
The slip stitch doesn't show as much on the right side....
and the seam is much less bulky. It actually looks like a back-stitched seam.
This is the first shoulder that is finished.
It is not beautiful, but I think it looks fine. It worked up very quickly for me.
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Once again, I am not reading anything at the moment. I am too busy working, crafting and decorating to have the time.
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