Not all knit pieces immediately knit together like a bookmark, afghan, wash cloth or hat do. Some pieces, such as sweaters, dresses and some baby booties require that sections be knit separately, then woven together to create a completed product. There are a number of types of sewing methods that can be used to join two knit pieces together, but many knitters prefer the whip stitch because it lays flat, it is easy to make, it is versatile and though not invisible, decoratively appealing.
Things You'll Need
- Two separate pieces of knitted work
- Fabric needle
Thread the fabric needle with a piece of yarn, and tie a knot in each end.
Place the separate pieces of knitting right side up with the seams that are to be sewn together touching each other. For this instruction, consider the knit piece on the right side Piece 1 and the knit piece on the left side Piece 2.
Push the needle through the first edge stitch of Piece 1 on the right side, and join with Piece 2 by pushing the needle through the first edge stitch on the wrong side of Piece 2. Pull the yarn through until you are stopped by the end knot.
Push the needle through the second stitch of Piece 2, and join by pushing the needle through the second stitch on the wrong side of Piece 2 in the same fashion as Step 3.
Repeat Step 4 until you reach the end of Pieces 1 and 2.
Knot the yarn as close to the now joined pieces as possible, then use scissors to trim excess yarn.
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