Seamless Knitting Patterns for Knitters Who Hate Finishing

The yarn needle and I are practically best friends. But you know how sometimes you need a break, even from your best friend? I've been doing a lot of seaming lately, and I need a break from that yarn needle. For my next project, I'm planning to choose something that's seamless so that I don't have to bother with so much finishing.

There are so many advantages to seamless knits. When you bind off, you're practically finished with the entire project. Plus, there are not as many ends to weave in — yet another element of finishing that I despise. Seamless knits not only save time, but they also just look neater.

Take a look at these seamless knits and you'll soon betray your yarn needle, too!

Chambord Truffle cardigan knitting pattern

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Chambord Truffle

I have a sparkly yarn in mind that would look amazing in these textured bands of color. A seamless knit like this makes those bands look neat and right in line, too.

Get the Chambord Truffle pattern here.
Brimley Hat knitting pattern

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Brimley Hat

Grab those circular and double-pointed needles! This hat is knit in the round, and one skein of yarn is all you need to knit up this cool hat.

Get the Brimley Hat pattern here.
Cable Knit iPhone Case knitting pattern

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Cable Knit iPhone Case

There are two finishing options for this case, and one of them is a seamless finish. Hooray! That's a good thing, because you'll need the extra time to perfect those pretty cables.

Get the Cable Knit iPhone Case pattern here.
Seamless Artemisia Sweater knitting pattern

Seamless Artemisia Sweater

If you're brand new to seamless knits, this is the perfect pattern for you. Bluprint instructor Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark designed this sweater exclusively for students in her class,  The Seamless Artemisia Sweater . Enroll in the class and you'll not only receive the pattern, but you'll also get Mercedes's help through each step of the process.

Get the Seamless Artemisia Sweater kit here.
Enroll in The Seamless Artemisia Sweater class here.
Fiori di Cuore Pullover knitting pattern

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Fiori di Cuore

Skip the seaming on this pullover and focus on other techniques, like short rows, lace knitting, and provisional cast-on. I bet you won't miss seaming at all when you see how easy the construction is!

Get the Fiori di Cuore pattern here.

Simple Seamless Mary Janes knitting pattern

 Photo via Bluprint member Katy Farrell

Simple Seamless Mary Janes

Ok, so this one isn't totally seamless, to be fair. There are a few buttons to sew on. The rest of the shoes are knitted in the round, and you'll even learn a seamless cast-on.

Get the Simple Seamless Mary Janes pattern here.
Celsius Cardigan knitting pattern

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Celsius Cardigan

I like to relax when I'm knitting, and this sweater seems like a totally relaxing pattern to work on. You'll have to pick up stitches in a few places, but it will be painless. (And yes, I lied about seaming again. This one obviously has buttons!)

Get the Celsius Cardigan pattern here.
Seamless Hat with Lacy Diamonds knitting pattern

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Seamless Hat with Lacy Diamonds

Do you have seed beads in your stash? Yep, me, too. Here's a chance for beads to join forces with yarn to create a beautifully embellished hat. We can always count on hats knit in the round to be seamless.

Get the Seamless Hat with Lacy Diamonds pattern here.
Campbell & 2nd pullover knitting pattern

 Photo via Bluprint member Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark

Campbell & 2nd

Bluprint instructor  Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark  -- the same instructor who teaches  The Seamless Artemisia Sweater  class -- knows her stuff when it comes to seamless knits. This seamless pullover is knit from the top down, helping you alter the fit as you knit. You can focus on fit since there aren't many seams to worry about!

Get the Campbell & 2nd pullover pattern here.

Finding yourself forced to seam a handknit? We can help! Seaming Handknits  with Chris Bylsma will show you how to seam side seams, sleeves, and weird little seams that don't really have a protocol.

I confess that seaming is one knitting task I despise. What's the one knitting task you dread?

September 28, 2014
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Seamless Knitting Patterns for Knitters Who Hate Finishing