The Chain Selvedge

The chain selvedge forms a tidy decorative edge. It’s perfect for knitted accessories, such as scarves or shawls, that will have a visible edge (instead of an edge that’s hidden in a seam). Each stitch of the chain selvedge spans two rows, making it a great option when stitches have to be picked up along […]

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Get the Perfect Edge: Tubular Cast-Ons, Part 1

I first encountered tubular cast-ons in machine knitting, where they are quite common. In machine knitting, tubular cast-ons set stitches on the needles so that the piece can be knitted as a tube, usually with a closed bottom edge (optionally, the bottom and the left or right edge can be left open). Often, after the […]

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