How to knit edge stitches in stockinette stitch

In this DROPS video we show how you can knit edge stitches in stockinette stitch.

When knitting a piece you have 1 stitch in each side of your work that is an edge stitch. The edge stitch are usually not included in the pattern, and there are different ways to work the edge stitches. This depends on what kind of edge it is, if it will be sewn later like a side seam, if it will be open like on a scarf or a front edge of a jacket.

Edge sts in stockinette is great when you are knitting a piece in stockinette and using a heavier yarn. Then you don’t want a thick side seam, and you want to be able to sew in the outer stitch edge. Knit the edge sts on rows from RS, and purl the edge sts on rows from WS.

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