Originally Posted by Ivy
Oh dear, I always find my first stitch loose. I tug really hard to no avail. I will try slipping the first stitch and see if it makes a difference. I have a few questions on the same:
1. I am currently working on a sweater. Can I start slipping the first stitch mid way? Will the difference in the edge be noticeable?
2. This sweater has a seed stitch edge of three stitches. So, for every row I have to do KPK. If I don't knit the first stitch and just slip it, it is technically not seed stitch, right?
3. If I am working st stich, should I slip knit-wise on the right side or purl-wise on the wrong side?
I'm not an expert, but I will try to answer your questions.
1. Yes, the difference will be noticeable.
2. I've noticed that when I slip stitches, how they are slipped affects their appearance. If I want a knit stitch, I slip it knitwise, if it should be purl, I slip it purlwise.
3. I think the above answer answered this question. If it's supposed to be a knit stitch, slip it knitwise, if it's supposed to be a purl stitch, slip it purlwise.