Whip Stitch

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Once you have the knitting basics mastered, it’s time to learn some finishing techniques. Seaming is an important skill to learn, as you’ll need to use it in a variety of projects, like knitted baby sweaters or garments. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to whip stitch.

Typically, a whip stitch will be performed on the Wrong Sides of the knitted fabric, with Right Sides facing together. You’ll take a strand from the stitch along each edge and bring the tapestry needle under both strands to secure. This process is repeated all the way up the piece. If you’d like a sturdier seam, you can try working your tapestry needle under two strands of the stitch on each edge. She also suggests if your piece is worked in a delicate yarn that may break easily or is fuzzy, you might want to try whip stitching your piece with a smooth, strong yarn in the same color in order to make a stronger seam.

Corrina mentions that whip stitch can be used in a variety of places and on a variety of fabrics. She discusses using whip stitch on garter stitch fabric and demonstrates how to whip stitch cast on and bind off edges together.