Seams Baaaaaaad!

One of the things I love most about crochet is working in the round with only one hook. That noise is awesome! It’s like sculpting with yarn. It all comes to together and its easier for me see where the project is headed. The down fall? The, what I like to call, Frankenstein seam as shown below in the chicken hat I did.

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See? It’s this diagonal line that gives away where you join your rounds. I thought this was due to some fault of mine in reading patterns but no…its supposed to be there. WHY?! It completely takes away from the beauty of your work!

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I tried masking it better on my first attempt with the shark hat I’m working on and it’s still pretty obvious. Not to mention kind of bunchy. Not going well.

But then I watched this video from Crochet Ever After and I was like “Whaaaat?”

Why is this just not a standard way of joining rounds? The nearly invisible straight seam is amazing! It’s easy and I used it on my second hat attempt with far better results!¬†Look!

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No bunching, more uniform, less sloppy looking. I’m sold! I cant wait to try it on other things and get it perfected.

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Learn to Increase (kf&b): Beginner Tips

When you’re teaching yourself to knit, it can get a little hairy. They do crazy stuff like tossing in weird hieroglyphics that require hand motions akin to casting spells at Hogwarts just to make a sweater. If you’re like me you gotta have that noise in slo-mo to make any sense of it.

Tutorial videos on youtube for knitting are like elbows: everyone has one. Some actually teach and some just show off. But this woman! This woman here GETS IT! She keeps good pace and showcases a small swatch so you get the idea of what your edges should like. I only had to watch her video a few times get it right in my own project and I didn’t even need the sound to do it! If you do listen, the quality is a little low but she has the voice of an educational angel so it’s worth it.

If you know of any other good videos for learning basics in knitting, let me know!