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Old 01-09-2007, 08:42 AM   #2
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It's a pretty common situation. I generally make sure I knit the last stitch in each row, and slip the first st as if to purl. That makes a nice edge.

An alternative is to knit to the last stitch, but don't knit it. Bring yarn to front between the two needles and then slip the last st as if to purl. Turn and always knit the first st. That will give a nice edge, too.

Other people swear on knitting the first stitch tight and giving it an extra tug as you start the second st. It's never worked that well for me.... But as you'll find, there are many, many ways to do the same thing in the knitting world.
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