Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sewing the Seams of My First Knitted Sweater

Hello Friends,

I hope you are all doing well. I have been away for a little while because I have exams this week for my office administration program. I just had my accounting exam yesterday which I had been studying non-stop for a few days and I think it went pretty well. Tomorrow I have the project management exam, wish me luck!

I got a little bit of work done on my sweater on Saturday and was sewing in the seams on the shoulders, and one of the sleeves. I looked up the order of how to seam and this seems to be the best way to do shoulders, then sleeves, then the sides afterwards which makes sense because you can go up the side then right up to the end of the sleeve to close the sleeve afterwards.



I started with the shoulders and did a mattress stitch to sew up the seams, this was a little bit tricky because the stitches were going in the other direction so I just put the needle horizontally across the stitches.I then moved onto the sleeve and spread out the sweater to see how the top of the sleeve would fit into the piece once the shoulders were sewed together. I then began doing the mattress stitch to sew the seams together and this worked well as well. I will finish up sewing the sweater, then talk about how sewing the sides went and post some photos of the sweater next week! I am so excited to be done and have my first knitted sweater. Looking at the photo, I think I will take some of the seam apart of the sleeve and try to have the lines in the sleeve going down the middle, I can see it is a little off center. The sleeve at the top of the photo is not sewed in yet.

The sock is coming a long too, it is getting a bit longer and I am enjoying knitting the simple sock pattern by Patons called Spiral Socks.

I am still reading Into the Water by Paula Hawkins and I am so interested in what will happen next. It really keeps you on the edge of your seat just like Girl on the Train did, and you start to feel like you are understanding the characters and that they all have some secret motives and you are trying to figure out what they are.

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10 comments:

  1. Good luck on your next exam.

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  2. Almost there with your sweater !!!
    Good luck !
    Hug
    Anna
    reading a P.Hawkins'book too...

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    1. Yes almost done finally! thank you Anna! she is such a good author I was reading into the water this weekend and it kept me guessing and is so well done!

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  3. So happy your exams went well. Welcome back to blog and knitting

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  4. So glad you are done with your exams. Hope the results are just what you want. Great knitting Lisa.

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    1. Thank you Meredith! I am still waiting to hear the results and I am happy they are done now and I have a break before I start some new courses in September.

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  5. ah, you're at the best part of a sweater if you ask me!! Although I try to knit sweaters with the least amount of sewing as possible if I can. Looking fantastic!!

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    1. Haha yeah, it is an exciting part of the knitting sweater process to see it come together! the sewing does take a long time I have realized. Thank you Karen!

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