The German Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge

Stitch Description

The German Slip Stitch Selvedge is an edge stitch that gives a finished look to your fabric. This particular selvedge creates a smooth edge, similar to the edge of stockinette stitch. However, the German Slip Stitch Selvedge is made by knitting the first stitch of the row, and slipping the last stitch or the row purlwise. This makes a longer stitch on each row, which not only looks nicer, but makes seaming much easier.

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Technique Instructions

NOTE: You may want to add a stitch to the beginning and end of your project to include this selvedge stitch.

  • Step 1: Knit the first stitch.
  • Step 2: Work to the last stitch, then with yarn in back, slip the last stitch purlwise.
  • Step 3: On the next row purl the first stitch.
  • Step 4: Work to the last stitch, then with the yarn in front, slip the last stitch purlwise.

Repeat these four steps until you have reached your desired length.

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