View Full Version : slipping the first stitch?

03-16-2006, 04:42 PM
When knitting a garment, do you usually slip the first stitch? Someone told me that this screws things up when it comes to seaming- is this true?

I hate those loose first stitches!!

03-16-2006, 04:48 PM
Since you seam in the stitch one in from the edge, you don's screw up the seaming. I don't slip the first stitch unless it's a scarf or something that isn't seamed, but there's no real reason not to.

03-18-2006, 01:17 AM
If you don't want to slip it, you could just pull tighter tension on the first stitch. That's what I do.