Lately, I’ve been exploring the different methods for adding zippers to my hand-knitted garments. I already enjoy adding buttons to my knits but to me zippers can be a more functional finishing element or an edgier embellishment than buttons are and I absolutely adore zippers in colors that contrast with the knitted fabric.
Okay, so I’m fond of zippers. I’m not so fond of the methods of installation and am on a quest to find the method that suits me best.
Here are some tutorials for adding zippers to handknits by three different methods:
By hand with yarn as a knitted element
By hand with needle and thread
With sewing machine