Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial
The slip stitch edge creates little nubs on the edge of your work, one nub for every other row. It’s a sturdy edge that is easy to seam together. It’s also a super easy edge to make, as it is worked the same way on every row.
If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.
You can also watch a short version on Tangi HERE.
Written instructions with photos
The slip stitch edge affects the first and last stitch of each row. This means you will either want to change the first and last stitch in your pattern accordingly, or add a stitch on either end of your pattern for the edging.
On the right (front) side rows, slip the first stitch knit wise. This means insert your needle into the first stitch as if you were going to knit it, and then slip it off the left needle.
Now work your row as desired until there is only one stitch left.
Knit the last stitch.
Work the wrong side rows in the same manner as the right side rows.
Slip the first stitch knit wise.
Work the rest of the row as desired until there is only one stitch left.
knit the last stitch
That’s all it takes. The first stitch of every row is slipped knit wise and the last stitch of every row is knitted. Easy-peasy.
The slip stitch edge creates a little nub or bump on the edge of every other row, so counting rows and seaming rows are both simple.
Here are some supplies you may find useful.
Happy stitching my friends.