The edge stitch, often called selvedge or selvage (self-finished edge), refers to the stitches on the left and right sides of a flat knitting project.
What does EDGE mean in knitting?
The term “selvedge” defines the left and right sides of a piece of knitting. An edge can be made up of one or more stitches. The edge stitches are then the first stitch (or stitches) and the last stitch (or stitches) of each row.
What is the difference between edge stitch and top stitch?
Topstitching and edgestitching are decorative stitching, which show on the right side of the garment. Topstitching is wider, whereas edgestitching is done close to the seam. Topstitching tends to look more casual and edgestitching more dressy.
What is Sel S in knitting?
Common abbreviations of knit stitches:
k – knit. p – purl. st(s) – stitch(es) k2tog – knit two together. sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch.
What is the purpose of edge stitching the inside of skirt?
Armholes, the curved waist of a skirt, rounded facing edges and V-necklines also want some staystitching love. Staystitching is also a good idea whenever you need to clip into a corner or a curved seam (such as a princess seam), since it’ll help keep your fabric from ripping or fraying into the stitching line.
Should I slip the first stitch in knitting?
First and foremost, unless the instructions indicate otherwise, slipping stitches is always done purlwise. The only way to keep the correct “leg” facing forward in your knitting is to slip the stitch as if to purl, and it doesn’t matter if you are on the right side or the wrong side of your work.