How to Knit the Reverse Garter Selvedge Edge

How to Knit the Reverse Garter Selvedge Edge

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the reverse garter selvedge edge. Selvedge edges are way to finish your work giving it stability and structure, as well as a nice finish look. The reverse selvedge edge stitch is a variation of the garter stitch selvedge edge stitch. It is done by purling instead of knitting!

Materials Used in this Tutorial


Mountain Meadow Wool

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Knit Stitch – K

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

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    Purl first st, with yarn in back knit until you get to the last stitch on your row.

  2. Row 2

    With yarn in front purl the last stitch on your row. On wrong side of fabric purl all stitches.

Repeat rows 1-2 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Reverse Garter Selvedge Edge.

Example of the Reverse Garter Selvedge Edge. (Click for Larger Image)

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