Pattern question

I have never run across a pattern that tells me the first stitch is a seam stitch. I tried to find a video no luck. Can anybody tell me how this is done?

To me it looks like seam stitch is first one in row that you will not repeat in pattern but use to seam peaces together. Anyway here are some really awesome people that will help you better than me.
Welcome to forum, what pattern you are working on?

Thank you for replying. It is stitched in the round and armhole doesn’t start yet so I’m so confused.

What pattern are you doing? Since it’s in the round I expect this is a faux seam and if this is a sweater it should be under the arm where a seam would be if it were worked in pieces. I’m just finishing a top with columns of single purl stitches where the seams would be. There may or may not be other instructions in the pattern on what to do with the stitches.

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I’ve seen mention of feux seams on garments worked in the round. What’s the point of it? I can understand if it is a very decorative faux seam (vintage patterns appear to make more of seams snd decorate them more often than modern patterns), but if it is a single stitch then why include it? There must be a reason which I am missing.

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For me a faux seam under the arm is an easy landmark for where increases or decreases will go. I typically will inc,k1,p1,k1,inc. It also makes laying out flat to dry easier because the purl column I make naturally wants to fold and the garment is laid straight. Some say it offers structural support and prevents twisting though I’m not sure the basic purl columns I do would be the faux seam they mean. I don’t have problems with my knits skewing so maybe it does make a difference.

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I didn’t want to put the whole pattern up for copyright reasons. It is a fair isle vest. When you said faux seam and my sister in law said to give structure and keep the seams lined up it made perfect sense. Thank you for your answer. I greatly appreciate it.

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Now, as a fair isle, it makes more sense to me that the faux seam is in the second color for the row.

Could the faux seam help to secure and hide the color changes tails?
Is it to help hide any unused color carry up the seam? I like the ‘end of round’ marker possibility.

The instructions do say each row pattern is worked twice: once for the front half and again for the back half. That gives a faux seam under each arm.


Now that sounds like a visual element to provide a demarcation of the front from the back.

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Linking to a page showing the pattern is fine. Who knows? Someone might decide to buy it. You’re correct about not posting the pattern or large portions of it. Seeing the thing being knit can often be helpful. OffJumpsJack’s suggestion about the end of round thing makes sense.

Welcome to the forum!
I agree with ZKOhio, this looks more like a stitch that will be used as part of an actual seam rather than a faux seam. Knit the first stitch (the seam stitc) then move on to the next stitch in the chart, skipping over the white space and going to the next square for your size.
What is the name of your pattern and which size are you making?
Thank you for thinking of the designer copyrights. We don’t want to post large portions of patterns for that reason.

Could it be a ‘jog’ stitch to conceal the jump to the next round? Some folks slip that stitch b/c it hides the jump in pattern w/ current round ending & next round starting…