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LetsMakeCupcakes 10-25-2011 05:39 PM

Starting /finishing mattress stitch
 
When I start/finish a seam in mattress stitch, do I knot the yarn? If not, how do I secure it?

I've checked the video but it doesn't show this.

Thanks :)

salmonmac 10-25-2011 05:54 PM

When I start mattress st with the tail of yarn at say the side seam of a sweater or of a sleeve, I go throught the opposite side and back to the original side and then put the yarn through the loop that is formed. That does effectively make a knot which secures the beginning of the mattress st. For the end, I just weave in the yarn into the mattress seam but I suppose you could also make a single knot here too before weaving in the end.

BrendaJ 03-12-2012 04:46 PM

Needing help on Mattress stitch
 
I am wondering where I might view of video of how to do mattress stitch? I've always used back stitch up to now. My daughter-in-law said that she uses mattress stitch in sewing up her sweaters so I want to try it. thanks for any help.

Ingrid 03-12-2012 04:57 PM

http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/mattress-stitch


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