What I do is knit or purl the first stitch, then pull the yarn tight and knit the next couple sts a wee bit tighter. Slipping sts doesn't work for me, though I found that slipping the last stitch and working the first stitch does a bit better.
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OK, did a few more rows last night and it does look much better. A few things: 1) So, is this a usual thing or only if the edge is looking loose? 2) Essentially this is just wrapping the last sts in the row?
Slipping the last stitch ....? That's just a variation to slipping the first stitch; one can work better for the way you knit than another one. And you shouldn't be wrapping the last stitch. Don't take the yarn around the edge of your knitting, just leave it where it was before you slipped the last stitch. If you're on a purl row, slip the last st with the yarn in front. Then when you turn it and knit the first stitch, the yarn is in the right place for a knit st. If you're on a knit row, slip it with the yarn to the back and it's in the right place for the first purl stitch on the next row.