Welcome to this week’s edition of The Editor Wants to Know! This time we’re talking about such a simple little technique that produces dramatic results, but unfortunately many knitters get this wrong.
My burning question is: What’s the point of slipping the first stitch in the row?
Well, one of the biggest reasons is to create a nice, neat edge, especially for cowls, scarves and other accessories. Slipping the first stitch of every row can also be helpful during the finishing process of a garment. Since slipping the first stitch produces a cleaner edge, it makes sewing that much easier too.
In this video I will show you why slipping that first stitch can create a beautiful clean edge in your knitting, as you can see in the Twisted Float Cowl below.
In the video below I show you how to correctly slip the first stitch in a row and why it helps create a clean finished look. This technique is used in the Twisted Float Cowl above, featured in the autumn 2016 issue of Creative Knitting.
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