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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Invisible seams!

I found an invisible flat seam that I like for my baby blanket ... I didn't want to commit to the lace blanket until I knew that I would like how the finished product looks. Well, after some experimenting last night, I found a seaming technique that should work for this blanket. I don't know if it has a name, but it's used on a garter stitch edge. All of the blocks I chose call for a one-stitch garter stitch edging. In this seam, you pick up the bumps of the garter stitch on the wrong side, alternating between pieces. It creates a flat seam, and the seaming yarn only shows on the wrong side. I tried it out on some skinny little swatches I made using some pink Shine yarn, and it worked nicely.

Here is how the front side looks. I didn't take any care to line up the swatches, or even make them the same size, but you'll get the idea. The orange yarn is the seaming yarn.

And here is the back, showing the orange seaming yarn.

Here's a sample of one of the lace patterns I will use. I'm going to add a repeat or two, to get a bigger finished block, but I love how this is looking so far!

So, I'm off to finish designing tonight, and get this project going!


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