Saturday, September 08, 2007

Question on seaming up the BSJ

I finished knitting my first BSJ. Now I have to sew it up. My question is, what kind of method do you use to seaming the BSJ, and how do you feel about the selected method.


  • Honestly, I used something akin to mattress stitch, of course modified to deal with the fact that you're dealing with knitting going in two different directions, and it worked pretty well.

    By Anonymous Jenn, at 9:04 PM  

  • I love to use crochet myself. It is easy to match up stitches to the valleys of the rows. Sometimes I do it on the outside with a contrast color and sometimes I hide it on the inside. Take a look at the blue and white BSJ I just posted.

    By Blogger Denise, at 9:18 PM  

  • In her July 11 blog entry the Yarn Harlot has some really good pictures of how she seamed her BSJ. I haven't tried it but looks good in her pics.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:02 AM  

  • I grafted my last one together, taking one loop from the cast on on one side with one loop between garter ridges on the other. My first one I just sewed a little haphazardly together, it wasn't very smooth.

    By Blogger Eudyptes, at 8:22 AM  

  • I used backstich, myself. And have been thinking I might try a slip-stitch crochet thing for my next one. Judging from these five comments, there's no wrong way to do it.

    Just remember. No property damage, don't use a chain saw, and stay away from the booze. At least until it's done.

    By Blogger Julie, at 8:43 AM  

  • On my second BSJ, I used a three-needle bind off after picking up 36 stitches along each edge. I used the version that creates a ridge on the outside, rather than the inside. I like the detail, and it looks more uniform and consistent than my attempt at grafting.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:10 AM  

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