Learn how to Slip Stitch Knitting to easily create smooth edges. There are a few different ways to slip stitches in edging and I will demonstrate my favorite. We will use the extra selvage stitch to make a cleaner looking edge to your knitted piece.
I recently knitted this Granite Stitch Necktie for my Dad for Father’s Day and you will see the difference in my before and after examples.
Pictured on the left side, you can see my first attempt. 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 simple trick with you.
WATCH VIDEO TUTORIAL TO SLIP STITCH KNITTING EDGES
2 EASY STEPS TO SLIP STITCH KNITTING EDGES
Step 1 – Slip the Last Stitch as if to Purl
You will knit across the row and your very last stitch is a selvage stitch. You will simply slip that last stitch as if to purl stitch.
Step 2 – Knit with Yarn in Front
When you turn your piece around to knit the next row, you’ll notice that your yarn is in the front. Keeping the yarn in the front, place your right needle into the first stitch and knit it through.
This will create your nice smooth edge. This is a really simple, extra little step. Give it a try and I hope you love it.
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