How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together

“How To Put Your Cardigan Or Sweater Together” is one of my most popular posts, so I wanted to update it and add some information that wasn’t included initially. I think this type of topic is an essential how-to, and is a basic topic that is often overlooked in books and even knitting classes. Assembling a…

How To Properly Sew Sleeves Into Armholes

Just a few terms: Set-in Sleeve – means the sleeve is joined to the body of the garment with the center of sleeve top or cap placed at shoulder seam and stitched around the armhole. Sleeve Cap – here “cap” refers to the shaped sleeve top extending from beginning of the armhole shaping; the part…

A Neat Seam: The Mattress Stitch

The mattress stitch is a strong, nearly invisible method of joining two pieces of knit fabric. I use this method most often; and it is the best for seaming side and sleeve seams of garments. Seaming is made easier if you have blocked the pieces. The mattress stitch is worked from the right side and…