Two common methods for attaching pieces of knit made on the Knifty Knitter loom are the mattress seam and the hidden seam. Mattress seams produce a neat seam that is barely visible on either side of the knit. The mattress seam works well for projects where both sides of the finished work will be seen, such as blankets. Hidden seams create an obvious seam, but the seam is turned toward the inside, such as the seam of a sweater where the arm meets the bodice.
Connecting Knifty Knitter Panels with the Mattress SeamThe mattress seam is barely visible and is a perfect seam for attaching several Knifty Knitter panels into a blanket.
- Place the pieces of knit to be connected on a flat surface. The side most often seen should be facing up. The panels should be laying side by side.
- Weave a needle through the center of the stitch on one knit and across to the center of the stitch on the attaching knit. In the center of each stitch, there is a small post, the yarn should be weaved around this post. Weave the yarn back and forth between the two panels. After you have done this approximately 5 times. Pull the yarn tighter to fully connect the panels.
- Work attaching the seams of the knifty knitter panels weaving, then tightening the weave, working down the seams.
- When the end of the seams are reached, tie a square knot and snip the yarn, weaving the excess yarn into the knit.
Connecting Knifty Knitter Knit with a Hidden SeamThe hidden seam will create a ridge and the bulk of the seam should be on the wrong side of the fabric, similar to a sleeve seam.
- When removing each of the knits to be attached from the Knifty Knitter loom, weave a yarn of a different color through the loops to keep them from unraveling. This yarn is temporary and it is not important that it doesn't match. In fact, choosing a contrasting color makes it easier to see and remove the yarn later.
- Place the right sides of the knit together and using a crochet hook feed one loop through the loop opposite it on the other knit.
- In an alternating pattern feed the loops through each other until the end of the row is reached.