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8: Bands (cont.)

Knit two, purl two bands are easy to join perfectly if the two edge stitches on each piece of knitting are worked in the same pattern stitch. If you join the seam by matching row to row and using the space between the first and second stitches, (see here) your seam will be invisible because the sequence of rib stitches is maintained [pic 2].


2: All bands shown have been joined by matching rows using the thread between the first and last stitches from each edge. The sequence of the rib has been maintained, which prevents the side seam from being obvious.

Knit one, purl one bands can be joined perfectly if the edges that are to be joined are not in the same stitch. Using the same method of joining, matching rows and joining between the first and second stitch on each side seam, you can make this seam all but disappear, and the continuity of the rib will be maintained.

Count the number of rows in the band. Donít just measure the length of the band, as you may measure inaccurately and work more rows on one piece than another. If you are just going to cobble the seams together, it wonít matter too much, but if you want to work a perfect seam, there will be a problem, because you will have extra rows that donít match anything.

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