Friday, December 19, 2008

SSC Shoulders & Uber Amazing Blog Award

By Leigh


Ready to start on the bands.Front and sleeve steeks are sewed and cut, and the shoulder seams are finished.

I used the "knit and bind-off technique"on the shoulders

K&BO step 1Front and back of shoulder are placed on needles one size smaller than those used for body of knitting. Using a needle of the larger size, the front and back shoulder stitches are knitted together. Right needle through both, then knit together.

K&BO step 2After two stitches, bind off one and continue until seam is complete.

Someone else can probably explain that better than I, but hopefully you get the idea.

Here's a view of the inside of the finished shoulder seam....

K&BO inside viewAnd here's what it looks like from the outside.....

K&BO outside viewI didn't plan it to look this way, but I'm not dissatisfied. At least both shoulders turned out the same!

One thing I didn't do was shoulder shaping, as I don't have a clue of how to do that in the round.

I also want to share the award I received from The Hyperlexian Aspie. I am honored!

In turn, I'd like to pass it on to:

Kathleen Taylor's Dakota Dreams

Linda's Bees

Extremely Frugal




Posted 19 Dec. 2008 at

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  1. That's a really nice looking seam. I can't wait to see it all finished.

  2. I can't wait to see the finished sweater!!! Great seams.
    Congrats on your award.

  3. Congratulations on the award! And the sweater is looking good.

  4. Uber seams! I can barely see them! ;-)

    And thanks for passing the award my way--I am humbled!

  5. How exciting -- you're almost done!! The sweater is just so lovely, and as always your quality of work is just stellar.

    The seam is a good one, and sturdy. I like to use a Kitchener stitch when I seam anything horizontally, as it is almost invisible. You're probably already familiar with it, but if not, I'm sure there's a ton of diagrams out on the net.

    Your sweater is just perfect for our weather here today. It's beginning to spit snow and we'll have a white Christmas for sure!

    I actually got in some weaving this week amidst candy making and baking, and will have to do a blog update in the next day or two. In the meantime, I just wanted to stop by to say, "Hi!!" :)

  6. Ewe are just amazing!!!!

    Have a Merry Christmas from the Airy Zona Gang!

  7. The shoulders look perfect. What a nifty bind-off.


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