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Old 04-17-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Neater edges
I watched the mini-project video, and after the first row, she mentions that slipping the first stitch in the row so that it gets worked every other row makes for somewhat neater edges. I was wondering if my assumption was right so far as working a pattern goes.

For instance, I'm knitting a scarf where the even numbered rows are p1, k3. So I assume that I'd slip the first stitch onto the right-hand needle, the pick up with the knit and continue the pattern. It makes sense to me, but I second guess myself all the time. Any comments on this are appreciated.
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Old 04-17-2009, 02:53 PM   #2
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Right, if you're going to slip the first stitch, start the row with the 2nd stitch, so that would be a knit, then knit 2 more, and p1.
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Old 04-17-2009, 03:30 PM   #3
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Ah, I read about that somewhere but keep forgetting to implement it myself when I'm knitting. And then when it comes to seaming, yuck! I'll have to remember for my next project then. Thanks for the post!

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Thanks, Sue, for the reply. It's what made sense to me, but I'm still a bit lacking in 'knitting confidence' and wanted to ask. After seeing my first few projects, I think I'll try slipping the first stitch on my next scarf.
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