Like most things in the world, knitting has a set of rules and conventions. Sometimes, we knitters break them. This is my knitting confession.

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Confession #6: I enjoy seaming.


Seaming gets such a bad wrap in the knitting scene, but I like it! I like the fact that seamed garments are made in pieces, so you get that fuzzy “new cast on” or “just cast off” feeling while still working to finish the same project. But more than that, I actually enjoy the seaming process itself. I’m not sure I can exactly explain why, but it makes me feel very accomplished when I finish a seam and it looks lovely and clean. 
Maybe seaming takes a special kind of person. Or maybe it seems like everyone hates it because the complainers whine loudly, while us happy seamers are just too busy chugging away on making straight, polished seams to speak up. So I’m putting my knitting needle down, picking up my yarn needle, and sticking up for seaming. (It’s really not so bad guys. Give it a chance!)

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13 Comments on Knitting Confessions #6

  1. I’m genuinely shocked by this confession πŸ˜‰ I do hate the seaming and am not afraid to complain about it. I feel like it is something that is standing in the way of me finally enjoying my FO and want to get it over with as soon as possible. But I’ll try to complain a bit less loudly next time.

  2. I’m not that shocked at this confession, but that is probably because I find something very satisfying about seaming too. I don’t love it with all of my heart, but I am interested in sewing and enjoy sewing by hand. Seaming a sweater together is just like that, only instead of sewing thread and woven fabric we have knitted fabric and yarn for the seam.

    • This is how I feel, too. I don’t super love seaming, but I do look forward to doing it when I’m finishing up a project. It seems to pull it all together in a neat and tidy way. Glad I’m not alone.

  3. I love and hate it! I hate it when I have too much to do – as with knitted toys, I love it when I can see what I have made coming together – as with wristwarmers. What I really do dislike is weaving in ends!

  4. I’m not a fan of seaming, hence the top down construction love of sweaters. However, I do have a knack at untangling the worst knots ever πŸ™‚

  5. Seaming leads to such a polished, professional looking garment that holds it’s shape so well. And after spending a bazillion hours knitting a sweater, I want it to actually look good and hold it’s shape. I suspect most knitters who say they are not a fan of seaming have never actually seamed a sweater, or googled how to do it properly. Once you learn, it’s super easy. But I can understand seaming resistance- I’ve never steeked a sweater before, and I’m not sure I want to learn, either! πŸ˜‰

  6. At first thought, I don’t love seaming. It’s nuts that I’m reading this today (finally) seeing as at my knitting class last night for the Catkin Shawl, the instructor was talking about seaming. She loves to seam her garments and claims that by seaming a garment, she can create structure in her piece. She also mentioned that when she knits a garment in the round, it can bias on her. I found it interesting. I don’t think I’ve actually seamed anything, but I have sewn eyes on a monster hat πŸ™‚

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