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How to Knit a Clean Edge Tutorial



Do you ever wonder why the edge of your knit project doesn't look as neat as you'd like? When you're knitting in rows (flat), there are many tricks to knit a cleaner edge. This is one I use most. Sometimes I learn one way of doing things and I stick to it because it works for me. Honestly, I like the messy look of the bumps for garter stitches.


I use this method for when I knit Stockinette stitches in rows. If you follow my work, you'll know that I usually knit in the round with circular needles. Of course, I'll knit flat if i'm knitting a blanket, scarf or certain garments. I'm not a fan of sewing pieces together! Unfortunately, sometimes, we just can't avoid it.

So, let's get back to the point. This simple trick will give you a nice braided edge. All you need to do is slip the first and last stitch knit-wise on the right side of your work. Then you purl the first and last stitch on the wrong side of your work. You'll work the stitches in-between as normal according to pattern.










How to Knit a Cleaner (Selveged) Edge

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