|This is a fast and really nice way to finish knit or knit/woven necklines or waistbands using a double needle.
Use a fairly wide double needle - choose this by where you want your top stitching - one needle will go in the ditch. You'll be making one pass around the neck line or skirt waistband or .... One needle goes in the ditch and the other needle goes on the band where you want to do your top stitching. If you keep the ditch stitch IN the ditch, your Top Stitching will be perfect. AND - the real bonus here - your inside will be finished with a nice zig-zag that will catch all your edges. You don't need to fold under or finish that edge, this techique will finish the edge for you. I know my photo isn't the best (and really, it's not as wonky as it looks, really) but you can see both the top stitching and the inside zig-zag. The inside zz was a pleasant surprise when I finished this. It made a really nice finish to the (in this case)neckline. I've used it in pants and skirts, too. If you want, you can put different color threads in different needles for invisible in the ditch and contrasting top stitching. You need to pay attention to your bobbin color, and pick one that you will be happy with on the inside of the garment. Pressing well before starting helps, too.