It’s that time of year! It is time to start making your flowers. This is a great way to use a lot of random finger-knitting strands that you have accumulated over the year. It is also a unique and fun way to say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to friends.
You can see the video on how to do this here:How to Create Finger Knit Flowers
After watching the video some people asked us, “How do you stitch the flowers together?”
She asked: Kristie, these are great!I have a question about how to sew knits together.I have a few animals that I have knitted but don’t know how to go about sewing them up. I am not sure what stitch to use of how to do stitches and am not sure where to put the Yarn into the piece so the edges don’t pull open when it is stuffed, so that there are holes. Any advise would be helpful. Thanks, J.
Answer: I use a version of the “overcast” stitch. The OVERCAST STITCH is a quick way to keep raw edges from fraying — much like zig-zagging on your sewing machine. It is nothing more than a spiral, from the back side up through the material about 1/8 inch from the edge, wrap over the edge, and back up through the material. Stitches are wide, about 1/4 inch apart. Work right to left, and don’t pull the thread so tight that it bunches the material.
However, like I said, I make the stitches closer together. And on knitting I usually knit together just under where I finished the stitches off and I sew together on EACH stitch. So, for example, if it was a straight line, a purse I was sewing together and the purse had 24 knitted stitches in each row I would be SEWING 24 stitches to sew together the edges of the purse.
Use the METAL large needles (made for knitting and other craft projects) – not the plastic ones – those break!