|19: Stitch to Stitch
or Horizontal Seams (cont.)
Occasionally you may be knitting a garment that
is worked form shoulder to hem. That means that the shoulder will be
worked as a cast-on row. The only difference in working the shoulder
seam is that the V or inverted V shape of the stitches is reversed
19: Two cast-on rows joined by matching stitches.
The horizontal seam method also works
perfectly if the garment has been made with the purl side facing, or
in rib, or in any patterned stitch [pic 20].
20: Matching stitch to stitch on a
rib pattern produces a perfect result.
Work the shoulder seam along the stitches
under the cast-off row [pic 21].
21: Well matched ribs.
If you find it hard to see the stitches,
just gently pull the cast-off row away from the previous row to
locate the line of stitches you will need to use.
A side seam of a garment that is knitted from side to side is
also a horizontal seam where you need to match stitch to stitch.
Sometimes the two edges to be joined are both cast-off rows, and you
now know how they should be joined. Sometimes one edge is a cast off
row and the other edge is a cast on row. The method to remember is
that you are joining a row of stitches, in sequence, to another row
of stitches. Hopefully, your counting and knitting have been correct
and you will have the same number of stitches to join to each other.
Again, ignore cast-off and cast-on rows and concentrate on matching
and joining the stitches on the next rows. To do the ultimate match,
in this case, when you leave aside half of the first stitch on the
top piece, you will then join a V shape to an inverted V shape to
make the match. I know your head is spinning with V’s, just try it
and you will see it works [pic 22].
22: Cast-off row joined to a cast-on row.
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