mattress stitch

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Aude E. wrote
on Jun 7, 2010 2:50 PM

The meaning or better the origin of the word mattress stitch :

in the old days mattresses were made of  sacks of hessian filled with straw. To close those sacks in the least visible way, people used  a certain stitch, hence the word mattress stitch.

Sorry for my English, I'm from Holland,  I love your Knitting Daily  Page.

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