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viruletdew 04-21-2005 12:59 PM

Edge stitch

I'm relatively new to knitting (started in February). I am going to attempt a bikini from the latest issue of Rebecca. The pattern makes sense, except that it says to do an 'edge stitch' (on a knitted row), but does not explain what the edge stitch is exactly. Does anyone have a suggestion?


MrsBear87 04-21-2005 07:31 PM

Edge Stitch
Well, it sometimes means that to give the garment a finished edge, you do a little something extra when you are done. Might be a crochet edging, or a decorative cast-off, or a row or two of a contrasting stitch from what you've been using.

I'm not bikini-worthy myself, but hope yours turns out well!

novaknitter 04-25-2005 07:35 AM

hi there! i'm a new knitter too - just started in january!

an edge stitch is just something you do (usually at the beginning and end of each row) to create a selvedge, either for decorative reasons, to help the knitting lie flat, or for help when sewing together later.

check out more help and good luck on the bikini!


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