How to Knit the English Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge

How to Knit the English Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the english slip stitch selvedge edge. This stitch is a way of creating a row of chains along the side of your work. It is sometimes used for finishing or a decorative detail. The english slip stitch selvedge edge stitch would be great for all edging projects!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

A Pair of Knitting Needles


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TECHNIQUES USED IN THIS STITCH:

Knit Stitch – K
Purl-P
Stockinette Stitch-St st

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Multiple of 7 sts + 2.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Step 1

    (Right Side): Slip the first stitch knitwise, and continue working in pattern until the last st in the row.

  2. Step 2

    slip the last stitch knitwise.

  3. Step 3

    (Wrong Side): Purl the first stitch, and continue working in pattern until the last st on the row.

  4. Step 4

    Purl the last st..

Repeat steps 1-4 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the English Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge.

Example of the English Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge. (Click for Larger Image)

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