k1 Edge Stitch
I'm working on a scarf pattern as shown below:
Cable pattern: Row 1 (WS): k1 edge st, *k2, p12*, cont rep from * to *, end with k2, k1 edge st
Rows 2-15 Work sts as they face you
Row 16 p1 edge st, *p2, cross 12 sts towards right (put 6 sts onto 1 st holder held behind work, k the foll 6 sts, then k the sts on st holder) *, cont rep from * to *, end with p2, p1 edge st.
Cont. rep Rows 1-16.
I have these questions before I begin.
1. Is "edge stitch" just a slip stitch (knit or purl)? And if so, would I be alternating "p1 edge st" and "k1 edge st" according to right and wrong sides? The pattern doesn't indicate which edge stitch to begin or end with for Rows 2-15.
2. "Work sts as they face you" -- knit a knit st and purl a purl st?