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Old 01-09-2005, 01:47 AM   #1
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Alright I have two completely unrelated questions. The first is to Amy. What type of yarn are you using in your videos. I really like the look of it. Is it merino wool? My second question is about slipping the first stitch of each row to create a more even edge. You only slip the first stitch and not the first and last stitch right? Thanks all.
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Old 01-09-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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I have the same question about slipping the last stitch or not. If you don't slip it, do you do anything different with it? I am working in stockinette, but the edges are a little messy. I am a week-old knitting newbie.
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Old 01-09-2005, 09:55 PM   #3
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Hi PiousPoet, and welcome Sandrala!

The yarn I use in the videos is just a cheap acrylic that I thought would be smooth-looking, and easy to see the stitches with. I tried using wool, which I prefer working with, but it was too fuzzy. A nice merino probably would have been the way to go! But I just used what I had on-hand.

For chain selvege, you slip the first stitch, and work the last stitch normally. Some people will always knit, or always purl, the last stitch, and always slip the first stitch the same way (k-wise or purl-wise). The difference created is nominal. I'm in the habit of working the last stitch as normal for the row, and then on knit rows slipping k-wise, and on purl rows slipping p-wise. Really, whatever you end up doing will be fine, because it's hard to tell the difference. But definitely do knit or purl the last stitch. Otherwise it would never get worked, and you'd be in trouble!

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Old 01-10-2005, 12:45 AM   #4
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Thanks That's what I figured, but I wanted to make sure before I dive into my nice yarn later this week. I think I'll try merino as my next luxury yarn. The yarn I have for my next projects is 100% Highland Wool in a nice teal color from elann. I'm so happy to see 10.5 oz of it. :D
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