What does Selvage mean in a knitting pattern?

How do you make a selvage?

The selvage (or selvedge) of knit fabric is an edge formed by changing the stitch pattern at the beginning and end of every row. This stabilizes the fabric and prepares it for seaming or creates a finished edge on pieces that will have no further finishing.

What does Sel S mean in knitting?

WHAT IS A SELVEDGE? 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 edge stitch?

Understitching is a row of machine stitching along the edge of a seam that sews the two trimmed seam allowances to the facing. This technique prevents edges from rolling out, curling, and showing on the right side of the garment.

How do you turn your knitting 90 degrees and pick up stitches?

Turn your work 90 degrees clockwise and pick up one stitch in each of the garter ridges that you created. Insert your working needle in the edge of the garter ridge and knit into the stitch. Turn your work again 90 degrees clockwise and pick up three stitches along the edge. They may be a little difficult to see.

Is the selvage edge always straight?

The selvage line is generally always straight. Sometimes you will see it waver just a bit but it pretty much gives you a straight line. So, cut off the line of selvage in a straight line…. and you have your straight edge of fabric to work from.

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