question about mattress stitch


#1

Hi! I’ve been away for a while because I took salmonmac’s suggestion of making a swatch to practise themattress stitch seam. The video from very pink is very good and because it’s very clear, I have a better idea of what to do now. My final question is: how do you end a mattress stitch when you reach the end/top. I’ve been told to weave in the ends, but I don’t know what that means. I want to be able to make a nice and neat end. Is there a video?

Thanks!


#2

There’s lots of ways to do this but these are some good suggestions that follow the path of the knitted fabric. That way the stretch isn’t impaired.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/FEATfall04TT.html