Sewing seams-topstitch

Hi, when a pattern tells you to finish a garment by top-stitching the seams
do they mean back-stitch or something else?

I’m not positive, but I seem to remember a pattern that wanted me to do this–sew X’s on top of the seam as a decorative touch. I didn’t do it.

Thanks Ingrid. It would be nice if the terms they used in knitting patterns
were standardised. I can usually figure out the british/american equivelants but this one threw me.

I can’t agree more!