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shoulder seams on poncho

Posted by: Gracemorrison (IP Logged)
Date: July 14, 2009 05:05AM

I have knitted a poncho in Aran wool, which is quite thick, and I have to join the shoulder seams by top-sewing. Any tips on this would be welcome, as I have never come across this instruction before, in over 50 years of knitting.

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Posted by: KT (IP Logged)
Date: July 15, 2009 09:56AM

Since you started a new topic rather than replying to your original discussion thread I am copying Alex's valuable response in that thread.

"The instructions might also mean to use the invisible seam method using only half of each selvedge stitch since the seaming is usually accomplished by holding the pieces next to each other and working from side to side. In other words with the "tops" both showing. That would be a reasonable way to join two thick pieces (which you indicate in your other post).

"For instructions see:

"[www.sweaterscapes.com]"

In her original response, the information in brackets is a live link but you could copy the information and paste it into your browser.

And if none of this makes sense to you, join the shoulder whatever way you like. If the seams seem very bulky, try using either finer yarn or if you bulky yarn comes in plies, unplying to create a finer yarn, for the sewing. And use Alex's suggestion to take sew through just one loop of your cast-off edge instead of through both loops.