Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Shuttle Join Ugly

I'm working on bookmark at the moment in pink and white. I'm using a shuttle join throughout the pattern and am finding that I'm not that keen on the way it looks. For example, I might work five stitches followed by a shuttle join and a further five stitches. The stitches after the join always take up more room because there's a slight lump from the join. I've tried pulling the join really tightly, or pulling it towards the first group of stitches but still it looks... displeasing.

2 comments:

Krystle said...

you might try picking up the ball thread instead of the shuttle thread for that join. it shouldn't leave such a lump. Or, you might look around online for instructions on the catherine wheel join--that would look just like a regular stitch.

M said...

Thanks for the tips Krystle. I've looked up the catherine wheel join as you suggested and have found a pdf with pretty detailed instructions which I'll try out.