How to Join Two Knit Edges Together: Invisible Seam Method
Earlier this summer, I sewed a twisted headband using knit fabric. Since making that piece, I wanted to make a chunky twisted knit headband version for the Winter. These headband have been quite popular and now that I have one, I can see why! They are super cozy and double knit which makes it perfect for Canadian Fall and Winter months! We actually moved some friends over the weekend and this headband kept me nice and warm.
I did not use a pattern for this project but had some inspiration from fellow makers. DebrosseNYC made this pattern back in 2016 which can purchase the Roseaux pattern on her Etsy shop. Today, I’ll be showing you how I did an invisible to join this circular simple knit stitch pattern together. This method can be used to easily join any two knit sections together. I have a full tutorial on how to join knit sections together at the bottom of this post. I know knitting two sections together can be daunting, especially when there are multiple ways of joining out there. This method works great for knit pieces and practically looks invisible! I mean, the worst part of handmade items is when you can see visible seams…Am I Right?
You can also check out my post on “How to Knit” which guides you through how to knit the basic knit and purl stitches.
For this project, I used leftover mustard coloured yarn from the knitting my son’s Wonderful Wallaby sweater. Headbands are a great way of using up the leftover yarn from larger knit projects. This yarn is 100% superwash merino wool by Cascade Yarns which is great for Winter wear! It is the colour Golden in their 100% Superwash merino wool which is great for kids. The yarn is super soft and I cannot wait to put it on my little guy this fall!
How to Style Your Headband
I never thought that I would have a section on my website about how to style knit wear, but let’s face it, it is important! I mean if you do not know how to wear it well, you may never make it for yourself or for others.
A more casual look and one way to keep the hair out of your face is to do a top knot bun. I would recommend doing your bun after you place the headband over your head. The other method is to keep your hair down and place the headband over. I have naturally curly hair and when I did this without straightening it, it looked like a lions main haha! So maybe do not do that. This look seems to only work for straight hair!
The Invisible Seam
Step 1: Begin by lining up the two edges together. Make sure you have a long enough tail of yarn to weave in and out.
Step 2: Using a tapestry needle, sew under the knit stitch closest to the top edge and pull the yarn through.
Step 3: Using the tapestry needle sew underneath the knit stitch on the bottom piece. Pull the yarn through. Note that the direction of the knit stitch is going in the opposite direction as the top stitch.
This way of joining your knit pieces, creates a a faux knit stitch which makes it practically invisible! The seam is also hidden between the two layers of the headband!
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