Mattress Stitch Seam

With RS of knitting facing, use threaded needle to pick up one bar between first two stitches on one piece (Figure 1), Mattress Stitch Fig 1
then corresponding bar plus the bar above it on other piece (Figure 2). Mattress Stitch Fig 2
*Pick up next two bars on first piece, then next two bars on other (Figure 3). Repeat from * to end of seam, finishing by picking up last bar (or pair of bars) at the top of first piece. Mattress Stitch Fig3

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