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Old 02-03-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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Tip for neat edge?
I had heard that slipping the first stitch of every row purl-wise would lend for a nice, neat edge, but I just heard another method--knitting into the back of the first stitch. Is this true? Can I use the latter method? The only thing I don't really like about the slipping the first stitch purl-wise is that it leaves a slight hole.
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Old 02-03-2007, 10:58 PM   #2
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i usually knit the 1st stitch normally, and before knitting the 2nd stitch, i pull the working yarn tight.
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Old 02-03-2007, 11:31 PM   #3
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I've been pulling that first stitch extra tight and it definitely works for me.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:16 AM   #4
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I usually slip the first stitch and knit the last. I think you have to give different ways a try to find what look you like best.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:48 AM   #5
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I pull the first stitch tight too. It's easy, and it looks nice!
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Old 02-04-2007, 01:08 AM   #6
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Another way to do a slip stitch edge is slip the last stitch in the row pw with the yarn in front, then knit the first stitch on the next row. I saw that in a pattern and it works as well as slipping the first stitch.

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