In order to decrease my stash a bit I have decided to sew up my swatches. I would love to know tips, tricks, etc for sewing up various weights of yarn, different patterns, needle sizes.
Initially I started mattress stitching them together and there is a certain mediative state that I get in doing this, but it is slow. The second way I started to knit up the swatches was to pickup stitches knit four rows but I want to add another swatch to it so that it is swatch, garter stitch, swatch garter stitch and then join the columns together. I am just not sure how to do this part. how do I garter stitch and pickup stitches from the next swatch?
Any words of warning. I did try to unravel a bunch of swatches but that ended up getting tossed because it would not rip out easily. One of the ends was always screwed up.
Any help gratefully received.