Oh, Burridge. After an enormous exertion of willpower, I plowed through the two side panels in just a couple of weeks. Well, actually, I still have three pattern repeats on the last panel, but it'll be done by the end of the week.
With that said.
Today's will be an educational post. Obviously, with three panels to put together, seaming must be done. Obvious seaming. Seaming I can't hide under the arm or on the inside or on the bottom. So it had to be nice seaming.
And I think I finally found a good way:
Can you find the seam in the above picture? No? Good. You're not supposed to.
I'm sure the method for making such a seam is totally common knowledge to everyone, but it was news to me, so I figured I'd post it.
First, you put the needle through the panel with the stockinette edge. To do that, you go through the middle of an edge knit stitch top to bottom, like so:
Then you put the needle through an edge purl "bump" on the other panel, top to bottom, like so:
Return the needle back to the first panel, going through the next knit stitch, top to bottom as above. Voila -- tidy speech.
Come to think of it, I should have waited with this post until I had more brainpower left to phrase things better, but no such luck. I hope the pictures prove their 1000 words worth.
Also, in biggish personal news, after 5 years in Chicago, we're moving to Cleveland. Well, Husband is moving back to Cleveland, and I'm moving there for the first time. We'll only be there a year or two, but it's nice to be sorta going home. Although I will be sad to leave my Chicago.
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