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Old 05-04-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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I was thinking of making this bookmark for my Mom because I'm giving her a "book basket" for her birthday, but I don't know what selvedge stitch is?

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Old 05-04-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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Never mind. I answered my own question!! I tried googling it and didn't find a very difinitive answer, but I dug through some sites and finally found it.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:50 PM   #3
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good, I'm glad you found it, could you post what selvedge stitch is on here please??
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Old 05-04-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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Ya, what is selvedge stitch?
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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Selvedge comes from "self-edge." It's just an edging of a stitch at the beginning and end of a row to keep it even. Sometimes patterns include them in the stitch count, and sometimes, not.
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Old 05-04-2007, 09:17 PM   #6
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Selvedge Stitch

It looks like it's meant to make a clean edge, especially if you're going to be doing some sewing.

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Old 05-05-2007, 01:00 AM   #7
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BTW, it's not a stitch per se as in `knit' stitch, `purl' stitch - it's just the stitch on the edge, either knit, purl or slipped.

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Old 05-05-2007, 08:14 PM   #8
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basically isn't it just a slip stitch?
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Old 05-06-2007, 12:10 AM   #9
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Usually, though some patterns may say to knit the selvedge stitches in garter - k the first and last of every row. Or they may have you do something else entirely.

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Old 05-07-2007, 10:06 AM   #10
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Yeah. I basically just did a knit stitch on the ends.

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