Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Portland Comes Together
Long time readers of my blog know that seaming is one of my least favorite activities. In fact, I really hate it. In fact, I've thought more than once about sending sweaters out to a professional seamer. But being a knitter means finishing it all up, so I persevere.
This sweater is PERFECT for a seaming-hater like me. First, it has a saddle shoulder, so putting the seams in for the shoulders involves straight lines only. I LOVE that ! Second, the seams are done on seed stitch, so seams really don't show at all. I love that too! So far, so good.
There's a seed stitch collar that gets added at the end and then comes the blocking fun. But this is going really well!
Edited to add: Just fyi, and in response to comments, I generally block twice. First I 'steam' block to the dimensions, then I seam, then I do the neckband, then I soak the whole finished shebang and shape it one more time.