Sweater Workshop taught me something today that I wish I had known before starting my Central Park Hoodie! Don’t you hate when that happens?
Today’s lesson was on CHAIN SELVEDGES and THE CARDIGAN BORDER. By slipping the first st of every row as if to purl, you will end up with a neat selvedge edge along your cardigan sweater which will make it easier to sew together or to pick up sts for a button band. Of course, I did NOT do this on my CPH and all of you can pity me when I attempt to sew an even seam without having a nice neat selvedge! Bummer!
THE CARDIGAN BORDER in my Sweater Sampler is worked on a mini version of a placket neck opening. I cast on six sts and purled around to the other end. Then, being in position to work the Cardigan border, I did so over the first and last 6 sts on the needle for four rows. Here in the picture you will see I have worked 4 rows of the Cardigan Border and there is a nice neat selvedge. Next up……BUTTONHOLES!
My question for all of you today is —-
Do YOU add a CHAIN SELVEDGE to your flat knitting so that you have a neat selvedge edge?