A mess with a purpose

flat_rib_joinI’m using a 1×1 flat rib for my current project. In planning ahead I realized that I couldn’t visualize how the needle setup should be so the side seams will match.

I went to my machine and knit a small (4″ wide or so) swatch. I used this needle arrangement.
flat_rib_seaming_example

I then cut the swatch in half and joined the “seam”.  Perfect join!  Worth the little bit of time it took to plan my seam joins.


Subscribers, have you seen our video “Seaming Ribbing – Plan Ahead”?

It shows tips for seaming “normal” ribbing for beautiful finishing.

matching ribbing at seams

Video: Seaming Ribbing Plan Ahead

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One thought on “A mess with a purpose

  1. michelle

    August 25, 2016 at 1:55pm

    What is this lovely blue yarn used for the 1 x 1 flat rib swatch?

  2. Author

    Knit it Now

    August 25, 2016 at 2:35pm

    It’s Yeoman Panama … my current favorite! 50% Acrylic / 50% Cotton – Cotton comfort and easy care.

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