Finish Off Your Knitting

The  blanket stitch is a simple way to finish off our very popular Snowman Mittens.. Use it to finish an edge, attach an appliqué or even as a decorative stitch all on its own. This basic stitch is a must-have to learn! For finishing off your Snowman Mittens we suggest using yarn for this stitch.

STEP 1:

Thread your needle and knot the tail end. Start by sending your needle up from the back. This should be done about 1/4" in from the edge, or at whatever length you want your stitches to be.  When the cuff of your mitten is folded over, that knot won't be visible.

STEP 2:

To get the stitch anchored, poke your needle up from the back again, so that the needle comes out the top at the same spot where you started, creating a loop around the edge.

STEP 3:

Bring the needle through the stitched loop, from left to right, along the edge of the fabric. Pull the thread straight up to tighten the stitch.

STEP 4:

From the back, take another stitch about a ¼” or so to the left. Pull the thread almost all the way through, leaving a loop. Bring the needle through the loop from front to back before gently pulling it tight. Continue sewing stitches to the left until your edge is finished.

STEP 6:

To finish your row of Blanket Stitches, bring the thread to the back through the bottom of your last stitch. To create a knot, turn the fabric over. Bring the thread through the bottom of your last stitch. Leave a loop and bring the needle through the loop, pulling gently to tighten. Repeat to create a second knot for extra durability. Clip the threads to finish your row of blanket stitches. I'm a visual person and sometimes need to see things done in order to understand.  So I've always gone to YouTube to help with this problem.  Here is a video I found helpful-   [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DysgcPlk-iM[/embedyt]