I’m hoping that a kind and more experienced knitter can help me out with a coffee cup sleeve pattern.
I’m not able to post links in this forum post, but the pattern is the first search result for “canadian living coffee cup sleeve” in Google (it starts with 34 stitches).
I can successfully do the entire project but I’m completely stuck on the seam (sorry-- as you can tell, I’m pretty much a total beginner). The pattern says “sew back seam to form a tube.” I’ve looked at different how-to posts online for seams (mattress stitch, etc.) but I don’t have the nice, neat knit stiches required for this to work.
I have two questions:
- Is there a specific “type” of seam I should be using for this pattern?
- Is there a special edging technique I can use so that the stitches on the sides of my project (the ones that will be seamed together) won’t look so knotted and messy?
If anyone can provide help, I would greatly appreciate it!