Zip It Up

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

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