I've searched and searched and tried multiple ways of seaming the side of a sweater I'm knitting (Duo-toned Cardi from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009 issue). It's not in garter stitch, but it's similar, being that in row 1, you would: knit 1, knit 1 in the row below, knit 1, knit 1 in the row below, etc.
Row 2, you would: knit the entire way across
And these two rows alternate, as do two colors.
I'm having a lot of trouble figuring out how to seam the side up without breaking the pattern. I've tried so many different ways based on instructions I've seen for seaming when the project is in garter stitch, and they all look...awkward. Not quite right. I'll have stitches slanting, or too close together, or not close enough, etc. Having two alternating colors might also be making it confusing!
I've put two pictures under the cut. If anyone has a way of explaining to me where I should be inserting the needle, or could point me towards a tutorial, I would be so grateful! ( Photos below cut!Collapse )
EDIT: Okay, the sweater is finished. I'm out of the country without my sewing machine, and I couldn't wait to wear it until I got home (not until December!) and could seam it up using the suggestion from cymrullewes
, which I think might have been my best bet. So I tried again and again, and came up with something that works well enough. This photo doesn't show a close-up of the side seams, but it shows a very nice finished product, I think :)( FO photos under the cut!Collapse )