Call me ignorant (on second thoughts, please don’t), but until recently, I’d never really considered how knitted garments are made up.
Having just about mastered a knit and a purl, it came as an unpleasant surprise to learn that I’d also have to learn garter mattress stitch, stocking mattress stitch and backstitch to bring my first few garments together.
I’m not finding this easy…
I don’t rate the section in the book I’m using, Knitty Gritty, on sewing up. The author admits that she doesn’t enjoy it, and I think the pictures are too small to see what’s going on.
I’ve tried a selection of YouTube videos, but so far, I haven’t uncovered one that makes it simple to follow.
The best resource I’ve found so far is a Craftsy class – The Essential Guide to Finishing Handknits, taught by Anne Hanson. It’s a lot more information than I need right now, but it’s clear and relatively easy to follow.
Can you recommend a great book, tutorial or video on sewing up handknits? And what do you think is the best way to learn a skill like this?