Monday, August 6, 2012

Seaming or Grafting

The reason why I want to dedicate this entry to seaming is because for me it’s one of the hardest techniques to accomplish in my knitting. I could justify myself saying that I hate seaming, or that it’s a waste of time, etc, etc. The truth is that I am NOT good at it. Seaming or grafting is my number one weakness when it comes to knitting. I always tried to knit sweaters from the top down to avoid the seaming, but let’s be honest it’s time to take care of this technique.
These past days I finished knitting the Mythos cardigan. The gauge was perfect (so far, it's blocking); the yarn looks and feels beautiful but my seaming sucks! This cardigan has a lot of grafting (and I mean A LOT) There is even a part on the cardigan where all the stitches go to different directions. I had to re-do the seaming many times, until I got tired and frustrated and decided to put the project away until figuring out how to do it right. I decided to start a researched about seaming or also called grafting knitting.
First, I read all the different ways of seaming. (I already knew this, but I always tried to avoid it). All this information helped me to refresh my memory, but it wasn’t enough. Second, I started looking for videos and paying really close attention to all the details. The videos that I found were OK, but they were not showing what I was actually looking for. Finally, I found the gem video! I could not believe that after doing so much research this video showed exactly what I was looking for. The women in this video explains everything so well, and it’s so easy to understand. The fact that she shows and explains how to seam all the stitches that are going in different directions to me is priceless, because almost none of the videos do. I learned so much with this video; everything makes sense now. I just wanted to share the link with you guys in case you need to see how is done, here it is Link

Right now my Mythos is blocking, I can't wait to see the results. I hope it doesn't stretch! 
I will tell you later!

Hugs to you and thank you for being there for me!


melissa said...

don't you love that when something finally "clicks?"
such a good feeling!

can't wait to see your mythos!

Sabrina's Creations said...

I know Melissa is the best feeling ever!!