I recently downloaded a diagonal knitting pattern, and since I am still new at this knitting stuff I am stumped at what is called an edge stich. The 1st row says: Edge stich, *p1, k3; rep from * to last st, edge stich.
What is & how do you do an edge stich?
An edge stitch is just an extra stitch at each end of the knitting. Sometimes it's there for seaming and sometimes for a nice finish on an exposed edge. If the edge will be part of the seam, knitting the edge st on one row and purling it on the next gives a nice edge for seams. If it's exposed, you can slip the edge stitch to give a pretty chained edge or you can knit the edge stitch every row for a kind of picot edge.