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Apr 8, 2018 20:24:53   #
Lenda
 
I have never knitted a blanket before. My sister passed away a couple of month's ago. She left a blanket with a sead stitch edge unfinished. Her edge of the sead stitch looks fantastic. I have been asked to finish the blanket for her daughter in law. My edge does not look as good as hers. I am slipping the first stitch knitwise and purling the last stitch. Help.what would make it look neat.
 
Apr 8, 2018 20:32:38   #
JennyG12 (a regular here)
 
IMO, seed stitch does not need to have the first slipped and then purl the last as you are doing. Just do the seed stitch as normal. Give this a try and see if it helps. If she did not do what you were doing, it will throw things out of whack. And (if you don't know) there are 2 different ways to do seed stitch depending on the amount of stitches being used.
Apr 8, 2018 20:51:44   #
Charlotte80 (a regular here)
 
A close up picture of the edge might help.
Apr 8, 2018 21:09:45   #
Lenda
 
I don't know how to do that. I will have to find someone. Thanks for the reply.
Apr 9, 2018 06:21:11   #
darowil (a regular here)
 
JennyG12 wrote:
IMO, seed stitch does not need to have the first slipped and then purl the last as you are doing. Just do the seed stitch as normal. Give this a try and see if it helps. If she did not do what you were doing, it will throw things out of whack. And (if you don't know) there are 2 different ways to do seed stitch depending on the amount of stitches being used.


Correct- in fact it makes it look worse as the stitches don't line up correctly.
Apr 9, 2018 08:20:45   #
scumbugusa (a regular here)
 
I am so sorry for your loss xx
 
Apr 9, 2018 08:21:37   #
scumbugusa (a regular here)
 
I am so sorry for your loss xx
Apr 9, 2018 10:52:10   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
Lenda wrote:
I have never knitted a blanket before. My sister passed away a couple of month's ago. She left a blanket with a sead stitch edge unfinished. Her edge of the sead stitch looks fantastic. I have been asked to finish the blanket for her daughter in law. My edge does not look as good as hers. I am slipping the first stitch knitwise and purling the last stitch. Help.what would make it look neat.


I would work seed stitch in pattern, slipping only first stitch, knit wise if it should be a knit stitch, and purl wise if it should be a purl stitch.
Apr 9, 2018 14:00:14   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
Show us a picture of the blanket. When I use seed stitch as a border I always add 2 extra stitches so I can do the following:
slip the first stitch of each row purlwise tbl
knit the last stitch of each row tbl
This works like a charm and I never have problems with the pattern
Mostly I use the moss stitch for borders because I like it better than seed stitch.
Apr 9, 2018 15:31:15   #
k2p3-knit-on
 
The needle size could also affect the edging.
Apr 9, 2018 20:30:09   #
Pearls Girls (a regular here)
 
Sorry for your loss. Could it just be a tension issue?
 
Apr 10, 2018 01:03:40   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
Pearls Girls wrote:
Sorry for your loss. Could it just be a tension issue?


Sorry for your sad loss, I thought about your tension also as everyone is a bit different, or different kinds of needle's also can make a difference....maybe try a different needle
Apr 10, 2018 13:09:11   #
Lenda
 
Thanks for the response. I am using the needles that the blanket was being knitted. I think it is a tension problem.
Apr 13, 2018 00:33:07   #
eneira12 (a regular here)
 
A seed seed stitch is usually using an uneven number of stitches and the knitter starts and ends each row with the same stitch. It makes a really nice edge without rolling, so slipping stitches isn't really necessary.
Apr 13, 2018 00:48:56   #
Lenda
 
My sister has about 1/2 of the blanket finished and she was slipping the first stitch. I feel like she would want me to finish as she started.
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