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How to knit: making up

Learn how to knit with these fun knitting instructions videos! A knitting class in your own home, Woman's Weekly shows you step-by-step how to make up in your knitting
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Learn how to knit with these fun knitting instructions videos!home, Woman's Weekly knitting expert Tina Egleton shows you step-by-step how to make up in your knitting.

 

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How to knit: making up

Joining side seams (with mattress stitch)

  • Lay the pieces to be joined flat and edge-to-edge the right side up.
  • Thread the blunt point of the needle with a length of yarn - you should use the same yarn as the one used for knitting.
  • Insert the needle between the edge stitch and the next stitch on the first piece and pick up the horizontal loop.
  • Insert the needle between the edge stitch and the next stitch on the second piece and pick up the first horizontal loop.
  • Return to the first piece and pick up the next horizontal loop between the edge stitch and the next stitch.
  • Now pick up the corresponding loop in the next piece.
  • Continue in this way, picking up the horizontal loops alternatively from each piece.
  • After a few stitches have been worked, pull up the yarn to close the seam.
  • When the seam is completed, make sure it's of the same tension as the rest of the fabric.
  • Secure the ends at each end of the seam.

Joining shoulder seams (with mattress stitch)

  • Take the needle under first stitch, just below the cast off edge on one side take the needle under the first stitch, just below the cast off edge on the second piece.
  • Return to the first piece and take the needle under the next stitch.
  • Take the needle under the corresponding stitch on the second piece.
  • After a few stitches have been worked pull up the yarn to close the seam.
  • When the seam is completed, make sure it's of the same tension as the rest of the fabric.
  • Secure the ends at each end of the seam.

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