Beautiful Finishing

2017-01-28-11-23-07Neon Cardigan

This morning I sat down to seam the sleeves of my Neon Cardigan.1  While seaming is not my first choice of things to do on a Saturday morning, I absolutely revel in a neatly finished object.  This freshly finished seam makes me brim with joy.

If seaming is not your thing, or you’re afraid to try, you might be thinking I’ve become slightly unhinged. However, I would urge you to have a go.  Yes, you’ll need to concentrate. Yes, it will take time. But when you’ve finished, you should put your work down, take a sip of your hot beverage, and let the wonder of that seam wash over you.  (Here’s a little tutorial, incase you need a hand.)

1 “Hold on.” I hear you say, “Isn’t that pattern is seamless?”  Yes. Yes, it is seamless.  You knit the body flat, and the sleeves in the round.  You already know how different your gauge can be when you change from knitting flat to knitting in a circle, so I wont regal you with the saga that lead to my decision to knit the sleeves flat.

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