I’ve knitted a couple of plant pot covers (well they are tin can covers). I started out with a pattern, the size didn’t work but I managed to get the right size after a few tries and they look okay. Moss/seed stitch knitted flat and seamed. So just a straight cylinder shape.
Now I’ve experimented with a different stitch which I had done a trial of as a wash cloth. Garter rib.
I’m not sure which is supposed to be the right side but I had the knit rib side as the right side as I liked it.
The rows of garter rib for wash cloth were:
Cast on multiples of 4 + 2
Row 1. knit
Row 2. k2 p2, rep to last 2, k2
The rows I did for the pot cover were:
Cast on multiples of 4
Row 1. knit
Row 2. k1, *p2, k2, rep to last 3 stitches, p2, k1
The reason I changed the last stitches was I thought it would result in a knit at each end which would seam to look like the rest of the fabric.
I seamed it and instead of a pattern all round of k2 rib with a garter 2 between, at the seam I have ended up with k4. No garter gutter between the rib. (I’ve still used it, turning the knit 4 seam section to the back)
Please can you tell me what end stitches I should have so that there is a stitch available for the seam and after seaming I can get an even fabric pattern of k2 garter 2 rib?
Should it maybe be k2 at each end so that, at each end, 1 stitch is used in seaming and the second stitch in from each end joins to make 2 knits together for a neat pattern?
Also I wanted to seam a knit edge to a knit edge just because for me it is easier and comes out neater. I didn’t really like seaming the moss stitch as I didn’t honestly know where I was seaming although as its just pot covers it doesn’t really matter hugely and they look ok in the end.
Hope I explained this okay.