To create a flat seam, you hold the two knitted pieces together with right sides facing and work at the very edge of the work. You move the needles through the fabric from the front to the back and then from the back to the front to create running stitches.
What is flat stitch?
The flat stitching (or understitching) is sewn to keep facings and linings from peaking out, especially around necklines and armholes and around the waist on a lined skirt to stop the lining riding up. It also means that when turned and pressed, the seam line tends to favor the inside of the garment.
What is the Bickford stitch?
The Bickford Seam is an alternative to the mattress stitch, not quite as sturdy as the mattress stitch, but it leaves no ridge on the inside of the work.
How do you do a mattress stitch in knitting?
The principles of mattress stitch are very simple, you work in the direction that the piece was knitted in and join the pieces together with right sides facing you, by sewing through one bar between stitches on one side of a seam and then a corresponding bar on the opposite side of the seam.
What is the difference between garter stitch and knit stitch?
The knit stitch is a technique, but garter stitch is a pattern. Garter-stitch fabric looks like rows of bumps, whether you’re looking at the front or back of the work. Knitters often speak of right-side and wrong-side rows. The right side is the outside of a knitted piece; the wrong side is the inside.
What is rib stitch?
Rib stitch is a textured vertical stripe stitch pattern and is created by alternating knit and purl stitches in the same row, then knitting the same stitch in the next row. This forms columns of knit and purl stitches, and is often used for cuffs or brims.
Is garter stitch just plain knitting?
Knitting in garter stitch is just knit stitches, so after casting on the first step is to start your first knit.