|19: Stitch to Stitch
or Horizontal Seams (cont.)
To join the shoulder of a garment, you can make
a seam by casting off two pieces together. This method makes a nice
supple seam, and matches the stitches perfectly. Some knitters find
it hard to handle three needles at the one time, but it is just a
matter of a little practice.
Instead of casting off the first shoulder, transfer the stitches to
a spare needle and cut the thread. This leaves the thread end at the
knob end of the needle. When you finish the second shoulder which is
going to be joined to the first shoulder that you have worked, place
the two pieces together, with the right sides of the work together,
and with the wrong side of the first piece facing you and the second
piece at the back. The two needles should be together with the two
knobs at the left side. The thread from the first piece will be near
the knobs and the thread from the second piece is at the right side,
ready to use [pic 23].
23: The position of needles, knitting
and threads when about to start to join by using the cast-off
With the third needle, start casting off as
usual, putting the needle through a stitch from the front piece and
then the back piece and treating them as one stitch [pic 24].
24: Casting off working together a stitch from the back
and front pieces.
This makes a very smooth and pliable
shoulder seam. It works perfectly whether you are a working on a
straight or stepped shoulder seam [pic 25, 26].
25: The stitches match perfectly on
the right side.
26: The back of the seam is extremely
fine and very flexible.
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