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Mattress Stitch

This is great way to invisibly join 2 pieces of knitted fabric together, where the columns of sts run parallel to each other. This is usually appropriate for side and underarm seams of conventional sweaters. Once you have mastered it, it no longer matters where your seams are; beware though, people will want to inspect the WS of your work to find the seams! It is worked from the RS of the fabric, which makes matching patterns really easy. It gives you the power to cheat!

Can you find the Mattress Stitch Seam?
Mattress Stitch Sample

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