Edge Stitch

Edge Stitch

What is an Edge Stitch?
Adding an edge stitch to your work neatens the seam when finishing and makes it easy to line up pieces.My favorite is to knit the first and last stitch on the right side of the work and purl the first and last stitch on the wrong side.You can also knit the first and last stitch on the right side, then slip the first and last stitch purlwise (with yarn in front) on the wrong side. This is especially nice for belts and scarves, making a smooth, flat edge.Knitting the first and last stitch of right and wrong side rows makes an edge with a little bump that is decorative and also helps the fabric to lie flat.   

  This is an edge stitch I used for a felted purse handle (see above picture)…CO  stitches (your pattern amount)with yarn in front   YF

Slip First Stitch Purlwise    Sl Pwise

take yarn to back      YB

Knit all stitches   (or your pattern)

turn work

   *  Slip first stitch of every row  *

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