Today’s topic for Friday Finishing is Mattress stitch seaming in Seed stitch fabric.
Once you’ve worked your Figure 8 start to line up the cast on edges (view that blog post and video here), you are ready to work your seam.
Here is a video tutorial I made on working mattress stitch in seed stitch fabric:
The keys to working a good mattress stitch seam in seed stitch are:
- Plan ahead to line up your seed stitch pattern across the seam.
- Make sure you are picking up the bars in the correct space – the space between the columns of stitches. Moving over a half stitch to either side will ruin the look of your seam.
- Make sure you are picking up every single bar. Picking up two bars at a time will weaken the seam and make it not as attractive.
- Pull the seaming thread tight, but not too tight or the seam will pucker. Make sure there is still a bit of give to the fabric vertically along the seam.
Here is the video tutorial on finishing off the bound off edge at the seam:
I’m hoping this series has been helpful so far! I have more coming, so be sure to check in each week for a new post and video!
Next week we’ll cover working mattress stitch seaming in Reverse Stockinette stitch fabric.
Until then, Happy Knitting!