Sewing up

Whenever possible sew the pieces together with the yarn they are knitted from. If the yarn is something that will break easily or has a pile, like chenille, use a plain yarn in a matching colour Check that it will wash the same as the knitting yarn. Do not use the long ends left after knitting the pieces; always sew these in before seaming. If you have to unpick the garment for any reason, the ends may start to unravel the knitting. Use a tapestry needle and an 18in (45cm) length of yarn. The action of taking the yarn through the work too frequently can fray it.

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