|'Gather' gains just the right amount of structure thanks to seaming|
|Hackney Hops showcases the joy of a good seam!|
In Vivacious Volume 1, we included 5 sweater patterns that benefited from the structure and form that seaming allows garments. While some people prefer to knit in the round, a good seam can deliver a garment with a little bit more structure and can really add definition to the shape of the garment. However, we know seaming can be a little burdensome so here are a few of our favourite seaming tutorials on the web:
Purl Bee- A clear photo tutorial for mattress stitching vertical pieces of knitted fabric (You will find this really useful for the Rum Raisin jacket).
Amy Herzog Designs- How to set in sleeves (this would be useful for the Herbin sweater for example)
Knitting Daily- Another photo tutorial on how to mattress stitch horizontal seams
Of course, if seaming really isn't for you, there's always this tutorial about converting the sweater into the round!
You can find these tutorials and other great sweater tips on our Pinterest board. What's your favourite seaming trick?