Mattress stitch is a great seaming technique for knitting seams. It’s best known for sewing vertical seams, such as the sides of a sweater, but you can use it anywhere you think it’ll work – and it’s very simple to learn.
Seaming Knitting Tips
How to do the mattress stitch: I’m using a contrasting yarn to make it easier to see what I’m doing; if it’s really thick, you might want to find a thinner yarn that’s close to the same color, or try embroidery thread.
Mattress Stitch Instructions
Thread your yarn needle through the very last stitch on one piece of fabric, then move over to the other side and push your needle through that one bar as well. Bring the yarn through both pieces to keep them even. When you actually work the mattress stitch on your knitting, it will look fantastic and you won’t even notice the seam.
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- Pull the yarn through by threading the sewing needle under the corresponding bottom loop of the opposite piece.
- Repeat steps 2 and 3 until the seam is complete, using the top loop of one piece and the bottom loop of the other piece.