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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MiniKat said...

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

bspinner said...

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

Peg in South Carolina said...

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

cyndy said...

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

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

Anonymous said...

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!!" :)

Kathy said...

Ewe are just amazing!!!!

Have a Merry Christmas from the Airy Zona Gang!

Wool Enough said...

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