I just finished this little sweater. I had blocked it over the weekend and this morning I sewed up the seams and sewed on the buttons. It turned out as cute as I knew it would be, and it’ll be super warm because of the tight gauge + Noro wool. You know I love paper crafting and knitting. Well, this morning I had both going at the same time, kind of. I was watching one of Kristie Marcotte‘s cardmaking videos while sewing up the seams. Some people hate sewing seams, but I like it. For me, knitting on straight needles is so much faster than knitting in the round. The mattress stitch used for seaming is totally invisible, and I love watching the seam disappear as I sew from the right side of the fabric. It’s like magic! Normally I use the same yarn to sew the seams as I did to do the knitting, but sometimes the garment yarn is too weak or, as in this case, too thick so I used some stronger, thinner tan wool that I have on hand. You can see the difference in this photo. I left the bottom border open like welt flaps on a gansey, just for fun. I love those textured bits, and they’re so easy to knit — two rows of garter then two rows of 1×1 rib.
And I save all those little snippets of wool. They’re perfect, free stuffing for little toys and things, like these:Evelyn
Have a great day!
I love the color and I knew it would be adorably cute too! LOL.
I Love that you can knit and watch paper crafting at the same time!
This jumper has come out lovely and your little toys are so cute too!