First stitch

by Lisa

I am working a pattern that is done in stockinette stitch. How should I knit the first stitch? Slip, knit all (even on the pearl row), pearl all (even on the knit row). My edge is very bumpy. I have been knitting or pearling according to the row.

YOUR ANSWER


This pattern at the edge (basically one st in garter stitch on each edge) is often described as a selvage edge.

It is usually added to reduce the amount of curl at the edge and to create a firmer edge for sewing the seams on your garment.

You don't have to add it if you don't want to, it will just mean that you do not gain the benefits of having a narrow selvage edge on your knitting.

Click here to post comments

Return to Answered Knitting Questions.

Couldn't Find What You Were Looking for?

Try searching the site using the search box below:

Custom Search



Please note:

If you have a knitting question that you would like me to answer, do not leave it here as a facebook comment.  

I do not actively monitor the conversations on facebook and will not know that you have left a message unless you specifically tag me.  Please use the form on my Ask a Knitting Question page instead as I get an email notification any time someone asks a question.