Sleeve Seams

I love the mattress stitch and do pretty well with it. However, when joining a graduated sleeve seam I have difficulty keeping a neat look. Should I be using an alternative method? Thanks!

I still use mattress for sleeves, even though it’s not as invisible as on straight knitting. It’s, well, a seam. :shrug: I can’t imagine that there is another method out there that would be less visible.

I use backstitch most of the time, mostly because it’s a stronger seam. If you do it carefully, it is really neat.