Ugh, I feel like I’m beating a dead horse. I’ve been pretty happy with my edges as I slip the first kwise and p the last for garter and stockinette. But for some reason I wandered upon this post:
and am now pondering your method of slipping the first pwise and k the last. (Honestly I thought I was already following your method which came up in discussion years ago… oh well).
Anyway, I’ve read it and I’ve studied the pictures you posted, but for the life of me I cannot get rid of a bump on one side. It happens when I’m working on the reverse stockinette side.
Perhaps I’m not understanding the path that the yarn takes after it is slipped.
[li]I have my yarn in front as if to purl; I’m good with that.[/li][li]I slip the st from the left needle to my right. Yarn hasn’t moved. Cool.[/li][li]By what I’m reading I’m to take the yarn from the front (cause that’s where it was when I slipped it) and I pass it all the way around and under the right needle. To do this I must let go of the right needle.[/li][li]Now I bring the yarn forward like normal to get into purling position.[/li][li]I insert my needle and purl the next st.[/ol] [/li]But when I do this I create a bump. I am knitting the last st of each row through the front loop with yarn in back just like any normal knit stitch.
I guess I’m beginning to wonder if the edge is SUPPOSED to produce a bump… which isn’t what I’m looking for.
Yes, this is a long post, but hopefully detailed enough to make sense to you. I’ve knitted an 18" long piece trying every which way under the sun to understand how you are bringing the yarn back around, between the needles into p position without the bump being created.
Yes, I’ve pondered this even without the needles in hand today… in the car, in the shower, unloading the groceries, etc…
Save me from my insanity, please! :oo: