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Seaming Beyond the Basics

with John Brinegar
Banish your finishing fears to seam even the most sophisticated knitting projects with complete confidence.

Discover an accessible and enlightening approach to seaming virtually any knitting project with designer John Brinegar. Highlight your finishing with decorative seams such as the single-lock suture, double-lock suture and continuous suture. Master the mattress stitch for invisible seams, plus use it to finish projects worked in tricky yarns and textures such as mohair and lace. Learn to seam regular shoulder seams and stair-stepped shoulder seams, and seam a perfect shoulder line in cables and lace. Ease unequal pieces of fabric together and set in textured sleeves with no stress. Finish your most daring feats of knitting with professional-looking seams and no finishing frustrations! 

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, knitwear designer John Brinegar, learn the basics of seam construction and set yourself up for success!


Lesson 2. Decorative Stitches


Lesson 3. Mattress Stitch


Lesson 4. Shoulder Seams


Lesson 5. Setting In a Sleeve


Lesson 6. Seaming Adventures

"John has such a calm approach to seaming, plus easy, concise instructions. He takes the fear away from making sweaters in pieces!"
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