Knitting - Basic Techniques

Joining row ends together to form a seam can be done in various ways to complement the stitch pattern used on the pieces.

Mattress stitch

The most common seaming stitch is called mattress stitch. With the right sides facing, it is worked 1 stitch in from the edges by working alternately from 1 side, then the other, 1 row at a time. A yarn needle is used to pick up the yarn strand going across the width of the knitted fabric between the 2 edge stitches of each row. It is pulled tightly enough to match the stretchiness of the fabric and create an almost invisible seam.

Stockinette stitch Stockinette stitch with shaping
Single rib Garter Stitch








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