Mood Cardigan: The Seaming

By Kay Gardiner
October 8, 2020

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  • Such good advice- Read the directions.
    It’s beautiful knitting, lovely fabric, and nice weather for outdoor mattress stitch.
    So when are you going to model?
    Preferably with Olive, of course!

    • That depends on whether she meets my modeling fee and if I have time in my busy schedule. I think I can fit her in between the Cartier shoot and St. Laur….IS THAT A SQUIRREL?!?!?

  • oh, did I ever click to save this (although at the rate I’m plodding along I should be seaming waaaayyyyy past Chanukah, Xmas, Kwanzaa and mebbe New Year’s). Thanks, Kay!

  • So-o helpful. Particularly in spelling out the sequence of events. I am not methodical by nature so this might help to train my mind a little bit.

  • Seaming that beautiful cardigan perfectly reminds of how the right frame will ‘make’ a picture. Thank you for passing along what you learned.

  • You are ramping up my desire to make this cardigan!

  • I’m 2/3 of the way through the body so will be heeding this advice soon. Thank you for all of your great tips! Maybe I’ll be successful, too

  • Thank you Kay. I’m nowhere near that point, but this article will be enormously helpful to me when I get there. And congratulations on your beautiful sweater!

  • Thank you, so helpful. I have the sleeve portion done and I am about to start the body. I’ll be keeping this!

  • Thank you now I know a better way to make my seems look better

  • I’m having a week of learning not to be so impatient to get things done that I rush and mess them up too Kay. I’m glad I’m not the only one. And writing that has just reminded me of how my great grandma used to tell me to tie a knot in my hanky to remind myself of stuff, I’m not sure if there’s a connection there but I bet I’m not the only one who was taught that by my elders. Since I don’t have a hanky I’m just going to have to learn the lesson of patience by remembering it myself. Anyway, I can’t wait to see your finished cardigan, I love the colours.


  • Can’t. Wait. to see this cardigan on you! Looks super. Seams real nice. 🙂

  • Ah, seaming. I can do it decently, but I have to make sure my well of patience is full and pure before I start. Excellent seams, and great advice. I’m going to borrow the start from the center. I like to break things up. I already use a million markers and count. Can’t wait to see that neckline! Your close ups are making me covet some of that yarn. It looks divinely cozy, yet light.

  • Oh my gosh!! I am SO GLAD I saved this letter. I am reading it WORD FOR WORD. I’m not sure I would have managed this putting together without it. THANK YOU KAY. I’m excited because it’s starting to make sense to me now.

  • Thank you! I was struggling with this part, but I felt sure you would have the solution. Bless you, you did. I’ve got half the seaming done. I hope to finish this sweater this week. I got a late start because I broke my wrist last fall!

  • Thank you for documenting each stage of this sweater! You were right, this was my travel knitting. But… I needed your encouragement for the tubular bind off, and again with the seaming. I’ve laid out, looked, reversed, repinned, doubted this was right… and gone looking for your Mood posts again. I’m w-a-y behind most makers, but fired with your enthusiasm and by the lovely photos knitters have posted, I’ll try again tomorrow!