Originally Posted by bambi
I had this discussion with Jan and a few others. I knitted the Bernat Bamboo top and the fabric has no memory. It looks horrible! I probably knitted it too big and should have used smaller needles for denser fabric.
When I mattress stitched the sides, it created a ridge. I even went to the video and knitting alongside to make sure I was doing it right.
Can I seam it in again, hiding the side seams? What can I do to correct the V neck? It ended up being much lower after blocking and draping occured.
Mattress seaming is worked with the RIGHT SIDES facing you as you lace back and forth. Then, when you 'cinch up' the laces...the ridges (selvedge edges) end up on the INSIDE (wrong side).
This is what a mattress seam should look like:
Where that grey DMC Perle Cotton thread is popping
out is where I left off seaming to take the photo. For
mattress seaming, you 'lace up' a ways, then 'cinch up' those,
then 'lace up' some more, then cinch up, etc.
Right sides facing up:
This is the DMC Perle Cotton (gauge 5) that I use to mattress seam. It is strong, slick, easy to see, and cinches up without
breaking. When the seam is all cinched up...it is invisible, too.
If you did seam with the RIGHT SIDE facing up...maybe you will have
better results with a different seaming thread. I dunno.