What is a selvedge(st) stitch?

by Pam
(Phoenix, AZ)

what does 1 selvedge st mean? How is it applied?

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Apr 10, 2021
What is selvedge stitch mean?
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Pam,

A selvedge is a stitch or stitches that are located at an edge of a project. You can add one or more stitches to form a selvedge.

A lot of stitch patterns usually don't include selvedge stitch, so when you use them to make your own projects such as scarf or washcloths, you'll need to include selvedge stitches.

If the pattern asks to add one selvedge st, then you can just add a knit stitch to it. For a neat selvedge, slip the first stitch purl wise every row.

Here are some examples of selvedge stitches;


Have fun knitting!

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