Category: Knit & Crochet

How I Selvedge

On all my flat knitting patterns there is a selvedge edging. This makes it look nicer as well as easier to crochet through the edging. I thought I would show you how my selvedge works.

We will start on the right side (beginning of a row) then go to the left side (end of the row) of the sample. I hope this helps with any questions you have with my patterns.

Begining (Right Side) Of The Row

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Here I show you how I start the row. I put the right hand (empty needle) in this way through the stitch. I am not sure if you would consider this tbl (through back loop) or not.

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This is how it looks from the front before knitting the stitch.

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This is how it looks from the top/back before knitting the stitch. See how the working yarn is to the left of the stitch? This is how it is supposed to be.

End (Left Side) Of The Row

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This is how the end of the row looks when you put the yarn in front before you slip the next stitch (wyif).

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This is how the row looks when the yarn is in front and the next stitch is slipped. You can see the working yarn is in front of the last stitch. After this you turn the piece and start all over again from the right side.

Pictures Of How The Sides Look With The Selvedge

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This shows you how the selvedge sides look from the sides (I folded the piece so that the sides could be shown side by side). You can see they look the same as the top of crochet stitches.

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This is how the selvedge sides look on the front and back of the work.

Patterns That Use This Method (as of February 20, 2018

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Today I released two new patterns!

Reverse Mitered Potholder

Reverse Mitered Potholder
This is a knitted potholder with a crochet border.

Ribbed Baby Beanie

Ribbed Baby Beanie
A rewrite of a retired pattern. There is a newborn & 3-6 month size.

Monkey Socks Are Finally Done!

I finally finished my Monkey socks today! It’s taken a long time to get them done. I started them on April 8, 2017 according the my Ravelry project page. Knitting socks just don’t call to me like they used to a few years ago. One day I will also get a decent cast off for toe up socks figured out. Or make Jennys Stretchy Bind off look really good. One of the two.

Horrible picture I know. It will do though.

GO-TO PATTERNS: Dragonfly Socks

This year I wanted to add more content to the site. Among book reviews, guides, & the Mish Mash KCAL I thought I’d add my Go-to Patterns. These are patterns I have used more then 3 times. I plan to only put 1 pattern per post. Which will include a link to the Ravelry pattern page (if possible), a link to the designer page on Raverly (if possible), and why I use the pattern repeatedly.

Dragonfly Socks by Jocelyn Sertich (Cavyshops)

I first used this pattern in 2012 for the Nerd Wars group I was in at the time. They where my first ‘non-vanilla’ socks. First time I used yarn overs & decreases. First time I used the after thought heel. You can see my 1st time using this pattern at: I have made socks using this pattern at least 13 times since 2012. I have made Hev & Grace at least 1 pair each using this pattern. I have also made my Mom a pair of socks using this pattern. I have used this pattern on toe up socks too – the pattern is just as nice ‘up-side down’. This pattern is easy to memorize and get in the groove of knitting. Before you know it you are ready to do the heel and/or toe. The pattern is 10 rows & 15 stitches. The photo I have used for this post You can see I even did the pattern for the heel flap. It’s easy to do as the pattern is the right side & the plain knit rows turn into purl stitches for the wrong side. I absolutely love this pattern! I would recommend this pattern to those who are looking to do more then vanilla socks.