Whether we use the classic way to pick up stitches from an edge of a project, or a neater alternative to the classic method, we inevitably form a ridge on the wrong side of the fabric.
This imperfection is especially annoying when we add bands to cardigans, blankets, shawls and other reversible projects.
We learned to accept this issue as a fact of life, but it doesn’t have to be this way. With just a little bit of effort, we can decorate our projects with neckbands and button bands that look the same on both sides of the work.
This method is used by professional knitwear designers, but we can easily apply it to hand knits to give our knitted creations a special treatment.
All it takes is one additional set of circular needles and three simple steps.
When it is time to weave in yarn tails, hide them inside the tube formed by two mini-bands. This way, the tails won’t show on either side of the work.
With a band like this, you won’t worry that someone will see the wrong side of your project. All they will see is what an amazingly skilled knitter you are.
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