selvage stitch

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on Feb 10, 2013 4:40 PM

Please!!!

What exactly does it mean, as a "pattern note"  in a cardigan sweater pattern, "Keep 1 selvage stitch at each edge in St st throughout"?

Thanks,

Julie

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ZassZ wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 7:57 PM

Hi julie,

It's just a reminder.  If you are following a chart, the box for the selvage stitch would like a + inside a box and it tells you it is the edge stitch.  you may use the edges as your seam allowance if you have to sew your front and back together after knitting.   

Does this help? 

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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on Feb 10, 2013 10:01 PM

helps a little, but if for instance Im starting with the bottom of the sweater, the back, and it starts with a rib pattern...ws, P1,, *k1,p1* ...then is that what i do, or do i do something different on the first and last stitch of the rows?

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ZassZ wrote
on Feb 10, 2013 10:27 PM

hi julie,

So the ws p1 would be on the edge and on the rs it would be a k1 for the edge stitch. 

 And all the women who were wise of heart spun with their hands, and they kept bringing as yarn the blue thread and the wool dyed reddish purple, the coccus scarlet material and the fine linen.   Ex. 35:25 

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on Feb 10, 2013 10:37 PM

ok. thanks so much. 

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