Sunday, 18 May 2014

Almost 'un'seamly......!



Any regular reader of this blog will know I try to avoid seams in knitting where possible - so I was intrigued when I was handed a pattern for a baby jacket that is knit all in one piece!


I quickly got to work and followed the pattern religiously, all the while secretly thinking it couldn't be that easy (could it...?) and wondering what I'd end up with.

Well, what I ended up with was this:


Hmmmm......?

I sat and 'played' around with it, turning it first this way and then that  -  the pattern 'helpfully' just said fold it into shape....?! :-/

Hmmmm.......?

Then I turned it upside down:

Realising the button holes (can you see them on BOTH sides?) must need to run up the centre front, I folded one side to the middle:


....aha, I think I see where we're going with this....

...and the other side to match!

All that's left is to sew the top of the sleeves - just two small seams!
(even I can cope with that! ;-p)

The other nifty thing is working two sets of button holes - you can decide which gender you're knitting for at the last minute - and the 'unused' buttonholes are the ideal indicators of where to sew the buttons for a perfect match!

This is dangerously easy.....I could be making more! ;-)

6 comments:

  1. That is a very clever seamless knit and the colours you used are lovely.

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    1. Thank you, ma'am! It really was a doddle - once I got my head around how to fold it into shape (reminded me of how it's sometimes difficult to put up a deckchair ;-p)

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  2. I still think this is awesome. Well done!

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    1. Ta! Your turn next, missy! ;-)

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  3. Hi I would luv to have a go at this have you got the pattern details please x

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  4. That is really cute!

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