putting a zipper in a zip up cardigan

I'm getting ready to put a zipper in a sweater I am finishing - and I have never done this before - any suggestions on how I do this? I have looked online at tutorials, and it seems pretty straightforward - pin it in place, sew it up (I'd have to do it by hand) and cover the backing with something - either ribbon or a knitted piece - I guess I'm just worried I might mess it up and wanted to hear if any of you have attempted this and was it a tragedy? :)

help! :)


DutchJan's picture

I always ask a good friend to do these kind of things....
I am sure that I could do it myself but I hate it....
Bye from Jan


Bill's picture

it's really that easy!
...just be careful to NOT stretch the knitting...or you'll have ripples.
I place the knitting flat on the table...pin every inch...then hold it up to see if it sags strangely...(loose knitting sometimes does)
then sew by hand.

kylewilliam's picture

I think I'm going to attempt it myself... thanks for the tips... moving slowly seems to be the best advice anyone can offer!





Craig's picture

Just make sure you slightly ease the knitting onto the zip so as not to get cause the edge of your cardigan to ripple.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.