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Help!! Trying to figure out how to attatch sleeves to a sweater

The directions read:
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along unworked sts of Back and Fronts to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.

So, my question is, what is it telling me to do...Am I to crochet them in somehow or stitch them with a tapestry needle. I'm thinking it might be a little bit of both. I've searched the web for a tutorial and I've studied it myself, and I just can't come to a conclusion. I know this has to be simple...can someone help??

Thanks,
Emily

 
KT wrote 3 years 29 weeks ago

You can either use a tapestry

You can either use a tapestry needle and a length of yarn to sew your pieces together, or you could slip stitch your seams together. Slip stitching is faster than sewing and has the added advantage that you do not need to break off a length of yarn to slip stitch but some people find the seam made by slip stitching to be bulkier than the seam created by sewing the pieces together.

I generally do a weaving kind of join when I sew seams together but some times a whip stitch will work and if you need the seam to be firm and relatively inelastic, like for the shoulder, even back stitching will work.

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