Tuesday Tip: Seaming Knitted Shoulders
Seaming can make a sweater look slick or sloppy, and I’m going to start with the one that can make it look slouchy or slant-toed. Many of you have sent in wonderful suggestions for Tuesday Tips, and the most frequently requested tutorials involve seaming. Seaming can make a sweater look slick or sloppy, and I’m going to start with the one that can make it look slouchy or slant-toe
Seaming Knitted Shoulders
The most important thing to remember when making a shoulder seam is to work into the stitch under the bind off. If you always work under the skinny part of the V, you will be creating an uninterrupted line of stitches, which will ensure a strong seam.
If I’m working with a stretchier yarn (like this superwash merino), I’ll zip the seam shut. Notice how the blue yarn vanishes, leaving an uninterrupted column of orange stitches.
Which is the right shoulder seam?
The top edge of the right front that sits on the shoulder is known as the right shoulder, and the right needle is the knitting needle held in the right hand.
How do you sew vertical seams in knitting?
- Insert the sewing needle under the first horizontal bar on one of your pieces.
- Pull the yarn through.
- Insert the needle under the horizontal bar on the other piece.
- Repeat steps 2 to 5 until your seam is complete.
What does knitting on the right side mean?
The ” right ” side of knitting refers to the side of a garment or other project that faces out; it is the side you want to show off, such as the outside of a sweater or bag, or the pretty side of a scarf or afghan, assuming the stitch you’re using isn’t reversible.
How do you measure shoulder seams?
The shoulder seams are the points where the sleeves meet the torso portion of the shirt. Measure from seam to seam, starting at the top of one shoulder seam and continuing straight across the top of the shirt until you reach the top of the second shoulder seam.
Where should a shoulder seam sit?
The shoulder seam should meet the corner of your shoulder bone, which is the point on your shoulder that is furthest from the center of your chest. Armholes should be loose enough to move freely without cutting into the underarm.