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A Turtleneck Finish for Knits

David Coffin/Gary Junken

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,┬áin the April/May 2003 issue of Threads #106, and watch her other video, A Neckline Binding for Knits.


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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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