One more time!
I’ve made this tank three times now, I believe–purple, white and green. This one was the result of having just enough fabric leftover from another top. It’s a nice little wardrobe filler and can be worn all year round as a layering piece or underwear.
This newest one is special. It’s my first ever successful turn-under-and-hem neckline and armholes.
Now I know that this is the way that lots of patterns will tell you to finish knits. I cannot even express the horror I feel when I read about someone hemming a knit neckline with a straight lockstitch.
I can hear the stitches popping now, not to mention the visual horrors: bunching, pulling, roping, and stretching. Now I’m not saying that it can’t be done. There are plenty of better seamsters out there than me, but it wouldn’t be simple to get a nice finish on most knits.
I always bound my knits. Besides being simple, it looked neat and stretched going over my head. It’s more work, but it’s a nice finish.
That is so over.
My wonderful coverstitch machine has changed my life.
Without spending any more time kicking my own b*tt over not buying it sooner, I’ll just say that this finish is much neater, flatter, and lighter-weight than *anything* I’ve ever achieved before.
Rustybobn + BLCS2 = ❤❤❤❤❤!!!!