Mattress Stitch Photo & Video Knitting Tutorial
Do you want to learn how to sew invisible seams in your knitting? Read on for our complete video and photo guide to mattress stitch by the knitting experts at Knit Now magazine.
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Step 1: Lay the two pieces in front of you, with RS up.
Step 2: Anchor your yarn at the bottom-left, then bottom-right corners.
Step 3: On the left-hand piece, find the bar which runs between the far-right and second-from-right stitch on the first row. Insert the needle so that it catches this bar.
Step 4: Repeat this on the right-hand side, then the left, then the right a few more times until you have a ladder between the pieces.
Step 5: Hold both ends of yarn and pull gently so that the two sides “zip” together.
Step 6: Repeat steps 4-5 for the rest of the seam, pulling the yarn tight every 6-8 rows.
And it’s as simple as that! Once you’ve mastered this simple technique, you’ll start to love seaming your knits. Please let us know what you think of this tutorial and which techniques you would like us to cover next.