Hi, I am new here and hope to get an answer. I’ve been knitting for most of my life now and always had a hard time with seams.
Imagine my[B] LOVE[/B] when I stumbled across the [B]MATTRESS STITCH [/B]for seams!!! I did a sleeveless turtleneck with an invisible seam–thanks to that beautiful stitch.
Here’s my [B]dilmema[/B]: I am working on a shrug. [B]Pattern by Caron yarns. It’s called ‘Simple Shrug’ with simply soft shadows yarn.[/B]
The piece is knit from one cuff straight across to the other cuff. When you are knitting the sleeves, you[B] increase 1 stitch each side EVERY 5 ROWS[/B]. No problem - agh except for ‘seaming’ up the sleeves. Can anyone tell me [B]an easy way to do the mattress stitch when dealing with an edge that increases[/B] 1 stitch every 5 rows?
I’ve searched the internet for help to no avail. There’s tons of videos and how to’s for the mattress stitch, but [B]nobody addresses the edge that has increases [/B]every 5 rows and this is for about 116 rows.
Thanks for ANY input, information, website — please help.
[B]Wishing, waiting, wanting - to finish my shrug