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21-11-2014, 00:05   #1156
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You dont need to cover them.

You mark where you want your closure and you sew in the snaps to the left and right side.

Then you just sew the button on the side over the snaps.
You make it look so easy!
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21-11-2014, 13:24   #1157
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That's very pretty knitting wmpd, and the snaps look great. It is quite important to have some support braid under the snaps, or at least, if you are using the big plastic ones, to make sure you get at least two threads of the knitting on each snap hole, or it will just pull your knitting apart.
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Thats not my knitting, its from the internet!
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Lol, full marks for honesty!
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Cowl Q... The pattern says knit on circular needles & join stitches in 1st row. I was thinking of knitting on regular needles & just sewing it together in the end. Has anyone ever tried this? I don't think it would look v different or am I missing something?
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You can do that. The only difference would be a seam where you sew it up. I've done that and all I do is make sure the seam isn't visible.

But I've also knitted in the round, and I have to say it looks and drapes a lot better, because of the lack of a seam. Just make sure the needles are kept straight, and when you get to the join, pull the stitches VERY tight or else you'll end up with a great big ladder!!
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yep, haven't made a cowl but I think the less seams the better...
knitting in the round isn't too bad, it's just trying to make sure the row is straight the first couple of rounds and to get a tight knit going where the join is. After that place a marker at your first stitch.
It's a little fiddly but worth it.
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Cowl Q... The pattern says knit on circular needles & join stitches in 1st row. I was thinking of knitting on regular needles & just sewing it together in the end. Has anyone ever tried this? I don't think it would look v different or am I missing something?
Mattress stitch is your friend, I have knit for years and always hated circulars, I always made hats on straights and sewed them up, it works fine but circulars are much faster.
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