The Simple Garter Selvedge Edge

Simple Garter Selvedge Edge Knitting Stitch Example

About this technique

The simple garter selvedge edge is a finishing technique to create a nicer edge along your work. This provides additional structure and a professional look. It’s a simple technique to improve your knitting and can be used with almost any project.

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Technique Instructions

Row 1

k1, knit across to last st, k1

Row 2

k1, purl across to last st, k1.

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

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4 thoughts on “The Simple Garter Selvedge Edge

  1. Tess says:

    Wonderful explanation – as usual!!! I use this stitch all the time, since I saw it on your tutorial.
    I am knitting the continental way 🙂

  2. Mel says:

    Thanks for all the ideas on knitting. This helps alot with me understanding different techniques.I am almost finished my project of making a blanket,and I used most of your patterns.

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