View Full Version : a way to make outside edges tighter?

12-08-2006, 10:52 PM
someone told me once a way to make the outside border stitches (like on a scarf) appear tighter, but I've since forgotten the tip. I think it had something to do with a slipped stitch but I can't remember. Can anyone help? Thanks! Ellen

Pink Dandelion
12-09-2006, 09:28 PM
Would it be the slipped stitch edge?

It's uses 3 stitches on either side;
Right side row: k1, sl1 with yarn in front, k1
Wrong side row: sl1 with yarn in front, k1, sl1 with yarn in front

Becka used it on her Touch of Whimsy scarf (http://whimsicalknittingdesigns.blogspot.com/2006/10/touch-of-whimsy-scarf-pattern.html), that might have clearer instructions, just look at the first and last 3 stitches on the first few rows and you'll get the idea.

I knitted this scarf and also a bracelet using this edge and I really liked the effect. (http://www.pinkdandelion.com/index.php?title=whimsy_scarf_beaded_knitting&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1)