When working flat, each row of knitting should begin and end with a twisted stitch in order to produce an edge that resembles a chain.An edging that resembles a braid is created by sliding the yarn through the first stitch of each row while keeping the yarn in front and knitting through the back loop of the last stitch.When I want the garter stitch to have a smooth and completed look, I love to use a chain edge.
How do you knit your edge stitches?
This is how I work the edge stitches when I knit. To prevent this from happening, make sure that your project is properly supported as you knit the edge stitch that is immediately adjacent to it. Move slowly, be careful, and focus your efforts just on the area surrounding your knitting needles. Avoid pulling the stitch through the loop by not pulling it.
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.
What are border stitches in knitting?
These stitches are typically worked into the border of a knitting stitch pattern in order to produce a cleaner edge, making it simpler to seam or pick up stitches, or prevent your knitting from curling. The phrase was first used in the context of weaving and stitching, where it referred to certain edges that did not unravel.