How to knit edge stitches in garter stitch

In this DROPS video we show how you can knit edge stitches in garter 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 knit 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 garter st is good when you want a nice firm edge on a piece that you later will sew inside or pick up sts from. Knit the edge sts on every row, and you will have your edge sts in garter st.

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