How to Knit the Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge Stitch

How to Knit the Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the slip selvedge edge stitch. This technique is a very basic stitch. Selvedge is used for a couple of reasons, they are used for stability for the edge and kepps it from curling. It also makes it easier to pick up stitches.

Materials Used in this Tutorial


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Pattern Instructions

Skill: Easy
Cast On:Worked over 2 sts

  1. Step 1

    slip first st knitwise, work until you get to the last st in row.

  2. Step 2

    knit st through the back loop purl wise.

  3. Step 3

    slip stitch purlwise, purl all stitches until the end of row.

  4. Step 4

    purl through the back loop.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Slip Stitch Selvedge Edge Stitch

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

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