How to properly knit crisp edges You will need to add either a chain stitch selvage or a slip stitch selvage if you want the edge to look clean and professional. It results in a neat edge that is appropriate for virtually any knitting stitch pattern and is extremely simple to keep in your memory.
What is an edge Stitch in knitting?
What is an edge stitch? The stitches that are located on the left and right sides of a flat knitting item are referred to as the edge stitch. This stitch is also sometimes referred to as the selvedge or the selvage (self-finished edge). The width of a selvage can range from one to many stitches.
Why are the edges of my knitting messy?
One of the causes of edge stitches that are too loose is when the needle points are continuously pushed too far apart, which stretches the yarn between the stitches that are adjacent to one another. The yarn slack builds at the last stitch of the row. Keep your tips near together while knitting.
How do I get a neat edge when knitting the garter stitch?
To produce a tidy edge, on every row I knit to the final stitch, then slip the last stitch purl-wise with the yarn at the front of the work (abbreviated to ‘wyif’).
How do I keep my knitting even?
When you are working, try to keep your needles relatively close together, focus your attention on the very tips of your needles, and avoid tugging your yarn too tightly. It will make it easier for your stitch to glide over the barrel of your needle without any hiccups. Your knitting could get easier and smoother with practice, which would result in more equal stitches.