Little Lessons: Seaming Your Diagonal Mitts

August 16, 2021

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  • Oh thank you so much Jen! This is terrific! So clear and easy to see! I will be using the Neighborhood Fiber Co. yarn in the same color as in the Field Guide (can’t remember the name now) but also like that light gray you are demonstrating. Chloe

  • Whoops, bought the worsted weight. Will have to recalculate. (My hands get really cold.). Chloe

    • No problem. The task is the same in any weight of yarn. Start with 2 stitches and follow increase directions until you reach desired width, make note of how many stitches you have, then decrease according to instructions to the end. Seaming instructions are in inches, not rows, so they work regardless of gauge.
      I made one pair in Neighborhood Fiber’s fingering weight and another in a Noro worsted. Gorgeous results.
      Have fun.

  • I have mitts on the needles and a Savage Heart Cardigan languishing in a tote yearning to be seamed. Thanks for the inspiration. This tutorial is just what I need to get me going.

  • Agree! The extreme anti-seaming craze befuddles me. I am definitely not a sewist, but mattress stitch is easy peasy.

  • Can’t wait to watch this! I literally left.a comment in the Lounge last night asking about the best way to seam this pattern. I’ve never been great at sewing, so I find patterns that require seams to be a challenge. But, I’m excite to wear my new mitts, so…. Thank you!

  • Perfect timing. Brought this project on my Alaska vacation and needed help with the seaming/mirrored finishing. I’ve made two hats and two cowls from this great Field Guide. Thank you!

  • Thank you. Love Jen’s clear and simple explanation.

  • Brilliant! Thank you

  • Great timing- I just finished my second pair of squares. Now each needs a seam. Knitting them was a joy all it’s own. I’m sure the wearing and giving will be magical. Also, I’m on my third everyday cowl! That pattern is an absolute winner. Easy, beautiful, shows off any yarn you care to throw at it. I love Beginnings!

  • Thank you so very much! I’ve never had this simplest of seaming lessons taught so kindly and clearly as well, thank you thank you thank you! I’ll be watching more of the lessons and improving my knitted fabrics immensely!