End of row stitches

Okay, so I'm "relearning" knitting in Continental style. I'm noticing that the stitch is REALLY loose, but I can't seem to pull it tight, what do you do???

MMario's picture

Many people tighten up that edge stich by using a selvedge technique - always slipping the first stitch of the row and knitting the last stitch of the row. this means you actually end up with only one edge stitfch for every two rows - which tightens things up.

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Blankie's picture

Oh, cool, so the first stitch just slips over to the right needle and then just knit up when it comes up at the far end of the row. Got it. Thanks a bunch, I'm going to go try it out right now.