My top is off the needles (ok I have a provisional cast on which I need to put back on the needles and bind off but I’m almost there).
Now I’m planning the seaming stage.
I have looked at several tutorials and feel like,e I’m almost there with the plan but would appreciate some support or tips.
Here’s what I have
I know the main top had 91 stitches but the ends will be a bit half stitch.
The panel I’ve calculated as rows as follows:
Bind off at beginning and end = 2 rows
Foundation row = 1 row
Leaf pattern 32 rows x 4 repeats = 128
Total rows = 131
Am I right in working it out this way?
I think I’ve worked out a ratio/pattern to link the 131 rows of the leaf panel to the 91 stitches of the main top. Does this sounds right:
Seam each stitch in the main top under the bind off and for each stitch join it to 1 or 2 bars/rows on the leaf panel so
1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2, 1 (this is 13 bars or rows x 10 is 130)
V V V V V V V V V (this is 9 stitches x 10 is 90)
So some of the stitches connect to one row and some two and across the whole seam the ones and twos should be quite evenly spread.
Am I on the right track here?
(Sorry if my question is just too confusing they way I’ve put it)
I was finding it hard to find where my stitches were under the bind off, they are tiny and I need to dig them out, but I go into the centre of the V hidden behind the garter bumps don’t I? I think I’m okay with where these are.
On the leaf panel I am seaming to horizontally it is reverse stocking stitch, on that end of row edge I am seaming to it looks like all smiles, if I held it the way up it was knitted, but the orientation I’m seaming they are all left brackets ( ( ( (
Is this what I pick up as a ‘bar’ for each row? This is what I think I am sometimes picking up one and sometimes picking up two for each stitch on the main top.
Do you know of a video showing a reverse stocking stitch seam being joined in this horizontal way?
When I search for horizontal seaming I only find 2 pieces of fabric in the regular orientation being seamed one above the other rather than one turned 90 degrees.
I would be so grateful for any comments, checking, changes or tips before I start this seam.