||First, pin the zipper down on the right side. (I always
do this with zipper closed, because I find it easier to match up the
sides that way.)
||Using contrast thread, baste zipper to front of jacket.
(I open zipper, and close as I baste.)
||Make sure the zipper is even. What you baste is pretty
much the way it's going to stay once you finish sewing.
||On the wrong side of the zipper, sew using backstitch
and thread in a color that matches the knitted piece and zipper. If
the zipper is in a contrast color to that of the knitted piece [I
once knit a jacket in blue and used a zipper in white for contrast],
make sure that the thread matches the yarn instead of the zipper.
||After the zipper has been backstitched on the wrong
side, sew the edges of the knitted piece using little stitches, with
right side facing.
||Ta-da! (I taught myself how to sew in zippers by using
Nancie Wiseman's Book of Finishing Techniques and Katharina
Buss' Big Book of Knitting. Check those books out for more detailed