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Old 06-27-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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What's the purpose of slipping the first stitch on every row
I am working an Oat Couture pattern for a baby blanket. Every single row starts with a slip stitch purlwise. Is there a reason as to why this is? Does it do something special?

Was just curious.

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Old 06-27-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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It pulls the stitch across 2 rows, making a nice, neat edge.

I think it makes seaming easier too.
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Old 06-27-2006, 11:59 AM   #3
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On the baby blanket, the purpose is to produce a more finished looking edge.
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