I have a standard sewing machine, not a serger, so I use a zig-zag stitch when sewing knits. Typically, I just use trial and error on scrap pieces to figure out a good size of zig-zag stitch for however stretchy I want the seams to be. This can take a few tries, and I'm never quite sure if I'm doing it "right".
- Is there a better way? Are there any standard sizes or rules of thumb?
- When would I want a wider or narrower stitch? What about longer vs. shorter?