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09-02-2006, 09:32 PM
I just finished my first hat on straight needles and now I have to close it I didn't pay attention to gage and it is to big. what is the best way to close it? can it be done on the sewing machine?
09-02-2006, 09:54 PM
I ususally use the mattress stitch (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos//bas-tech-more/mattress-stitch.mpg) when seaming knits. I've never used a sewing machine for a seam.
09-03-2006, 06:42 AM
I really like the finished look of the mattress stitch and Ingrid's video shows just exactly how to do it.
09-03-2006, 06:57 PM
Take your time seaming. It's a bit daunting at first, but you'll pick it up quickly.
09-03-2006, 08:32 PM
And don't work to seam too tight, or it will pucker and be too rough.