Mattress Stitch~ It can be worked 1 st in from the edge or 1/2 st in from the edge, depending on how neat edge of fabric is&how thick yarn is.With knit side of work RIGHT side, work under two rows at a time,With purl on RIGHT side,it's better to work under 1 row at a time.The secret of good m. stitching is to keep the seam elastic without letting it stretch too much.Work m. stitch loosely for 1 or 2cms, pull thread firmly so stitches are held tog tightly,Now stretch this seam slightly.

Mattress Stitch~ It can be worked 1 st in from the edge or 1/2 st in from the edge, depending on how neat edge of fabric is&how thick yarn is.With knit side of work RIGHT side, work under two rows at a time,With purl on RIGHT side,it's better to work under 1 row at a time.The secret of good m. stitching is to keep the seam elastic without letting it stretch too much.Work m. stitch loosely for 1 or 2cms, pull thread firmly so stitches are held tog tightly,Now stretch this seam slightly.

Classic Knit Jacket - a free pattern by Purlbee in bulky wool with lots of pictures

Classic Knit Jacket - a free pattern by Purlbee in bulky wool with lots of pictures

Cute, and all garter stitch.  I wonder if this could be a good pattern for a beginning knitting class to work on.  Child's Middy Jumper (Stitches in Time): Knitty First Fall 2012.

Cute, and all garter stitch. I wonder if this could be a good pattern for a beginning knitting class to work on. Child's Middy Jumper (Stitches in Time): Knitty First Fall 2012.

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