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Video: A Turtleneck Finish for Knits

David Coffin/Gary Junken

with Sarah Veblen
An Online Extra to Threads #106

Many sewers are intimidated by knits, especially when it comes to sewing a pucker-free neckline. Because they must stretch over your head, and then lie flat, necklines present a unique set of challenges. But success is easily achievable, as Sarah Veblen, Sparks, Maryland, teacher and author, demonstrates in this video.

Read Sarah’s article, “Neckline Finishes for Knits,” in the April/May 2003 issue of Threads (#106), and watch her other video, A Neckline Binding for Knits.

Video Length: 7:05 
Video: David Coffin/Gary Junken

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    user-4690941 | | #1

    Excellent videos. I also watch "A neckline bindin for knits" just before I watched this one. Both videos complement each other very well. I particularly liked that Sarah sews the turtle neck on hew conventional machine first. It saves a lot of aggravation if you have to undo. Thank you.

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    mustsewsew | | #2

    Great video.Thanks so much!

  3. 79tarheel | | #3

    This is absolutely THE most clear and easily understood instruction for this technique!!! A must before attempting this! I won't fear making turtlenecks ever again! Thank you, thank you for making this available!

  4. annybanny01 | | #4

    I have been waiting on a video for this. Thanks so much!

  5. scrubble4 | | #5

    Clear, simple, empowering. Thank you so much. Not just the quartering activity, but also all the little tips explaining each action. Excellent.

  6. AndersonBernard | | #6

    It's so nice!

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  10. judylane33 | | #10

    Great video, both the explanations and the photography. Very clear.

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