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

12-08-2006, 10:53 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

12-08-2006, 11:45 PM
i like to slip the 1st stitch of each row in gt and st.
in seed and ribbing, i just make sure to give the first stitch an extra tug.

12-09-2006, 03:30 AM
Yup. Slip the first stitch on each row as if to purl. That's the way I was taught.

12-09-2006, 07:48 AM
You need to slip the first stitch in every row and knit the last stitch even on the purl rows and that makes i look exactly the same on both sides.

12-09-2006, 12:39 PM
I came across another way, which might be called a `chain selvedge'? You slip the last stitch on the row purlwise with the yarn in front and knit the first stitch (which is the one you slipped).