Question by  cupcake21 (78)

How do you make a selvage edge in knitting?

The instructions are confusing.


Answer by  Luli84 (47)

The first and last stitches on every row make the selvage edge. One way to work them is: on the beggining of each row, pass the first stitch from the left needle to the right needle without knitting it, just slip it to the other needle. Then follow the pattern until the end of the row, turn work, and repeat.


Answer by  Adelle (277)

A sleevage edge is known as an icord edge, when you make an icord edge you don't turn the work this results in a tube-like structure to the knitting. In the case of sleevage, the stitches are usually unworked on side and then worked onthe other. Try the Prismatic Scarf.


Answer by  sofaltis (13)

To make a selvage edge, all you need to do is knit one then work as normal to the end, and knit one again. If you are working a purl row, then knit one stitch at the end of your purl row, and slip the first stitches of your purl row.


Answer by  TejasWoman (300)

There are probably different ways of making a selvage edge, but one suggestion would be to knit the first two or three stitches of each row, depending on the width of finished edge you need, and then continue on with your pattern. This will give a definite edge to your work.

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