Tag Archives: Ribbing

Full-Stitch Seaming in 2×2 Ribbing

This is the fifth and final post in a series on sewing ribbing.

Jump to half-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, full-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, or half-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing. (In this series of posts, “half-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes half a stitch from each edge, and “full-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes a full stitch from each edge. See the first post for more information.) Continue reading...

Half-Stitch Seaming in 2×2 Ribbing

This is the fourth of five posts in a series on sewing ribbing.

Jump to half-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, full-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, or full-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing. (In this series, “half-stitch seam” means any seam consuming half a stitch from each edge, and “full-stitch seam” means any seam consuming a full stitch from each edge. See the first post for more information.) Continue reading...

Half-Stitch Seaming in 1×1 Ribbing

This is the second of five posts in a series on sewing ribbing.

Jump to full-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, half-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing, or full-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing.

(In this series of posts, “half-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes half a stitch from each edge, and “full-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes a full stitch from each edge. See the first post for more information.) Continue reading...

Full-Stitch Seaming in 1×1 Ribbing

This is the third of five posts in a series on sewing ribbing.

Jump to half-stitch seaming in 1×1 ribbing, half-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing, or full-stitch seaming in 2×2 ribbing. (In this series of posts, “half-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes half a stitch from each edge, and “full-stitch seam” means any seam that consumes a full stitch from each edge. See the first post for more information.) Continue reading...

Sewing Ribbing: Overview

This is the first of five posts in a series on sewing ribbing.

Have you ever come across a sweater pattern that starts off by quite bossily telling you to read through all the instructions before starting? Yes, I’m always eager to cast on and start knitting too. But if we don’t read through the complete instructions first, we may have some heartburn during the sewing-up. Continue reading...

Work Basic Fabrics Without Instructions

Instructions for ribbing and seed stitch can get very cumbersome, depending on whether they’re worked on an even or odd number of stitches. (See the possibilities at the bottom of the post.)

But working these fabrics, without reference to instructions at all, can be very easy once we understand how the fabrics are constructed. I’m not saying we memorize the instructions. Instead, we understand the underlying theory of how the fabrics are formed. Continue reading...