Slip Stitch Knitting Technique for Smooth Edges is an easy knitting technique to create smooth edges in your knitting work.
There are a few different ways to slip stitches in edging and this is my favorite.
I recently knitted a tie for my Dad for Father’s Day and you will see the difference.
On the left side is my first attempt and then I realized there are all these little bumps on the edges and I remembered there is a great and easy technique that for something, especially as refined as a tie. So, I started again and I wanted to share this with you.
Simply knit across the row and on your very last stitch, simply slip that last stitch as if to purl.
And then when you turn it around to knit the next row, you’ll see your yarn is in the front. So just put your needle in and take that yarn, wrap it around, and that will create your nice smooth edge.
So for something as special as a tie, even a dishcloth, a blanket, just this one extra little technique will give your edges that smooth look that will really impress!
Really simple, extra little step. Give it a try and I hope you love it!!!