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Old 09-29-2005, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone:

I am new to this site and new to knitting. Can anyone tell me how to get better looking edges/salvages. My instructor said to slip the first stitch but I don't think that look nice either. :thinking:

Thanks and look forward to you answers.
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Old 09-29-2005, 02:44 PM   #2
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If you slip the first stitch as if to purl and knit the last stitch in every row, you get a nice edge. If you're planning to seam the piece, the edge really isn't as important.
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Old 09-29-2005, 04:12 PM   #3
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for the life of me i couldn't get a nice edge via slipping a stitch until i figured out i needed to wrap the yarn around the front needle and then to the back prior to knitting the next stitch... i practiced on a couple swatches until i got it right!
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Originally Posted by ausmakaiva
for the life of me i couldn't get a nice edge via slipping a stitch until i figured out i needed to wrap the yarn around the front needle and then to the back prior to knitting the next stitch... i practiced on a couple swatches until i got it right!
Yes, this makes a lovely edge for a scarf!
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Old 09-30-2005, 11:21 AM   #5
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edge stitch?
I am working on a cardigan and it calls for 9 st for the band and then ends with an edge st. Is an edge st a slip st?
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Thanks bunches for your help with my edges. I will definitely give it a try and let you know. :D
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Re: edge stitch?
Originally Posted by CoopersMama
I am working on a cardigan and it calls for 9 st for the band and then ends with an edge st. Is an edge st a slip st?
Yes, when they call for an edge stitch, you slip the first and knit the last.
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Re: edge stitch?
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Originally Posted by CoopersMama
I am working on a cardigan and it calls for 9 st for the band and then ends with an edge st. Is an edge st a slip st?
Yes, when they call for an edge stitch, you slip the first and knit the last.
Really? You learn something new everyday. Hmm, don't think it should affect a sweater too much if I haven't been doing that, huh? I thought edge stitch was the same as selvedge stitch.
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They are the same, in how you do them. Selvedge is extra, usually, though. Edge is part of the pattern. When you have a cardigan, that front edge isn't seamed, so you do this on the edge to keep it looking spiffy.
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Thank you so much, I think I figured it out. We'll see. I'm using such a thick yarn that it may not even show much anyhow. Thanks again, it seems to make sense to me now.
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