A few years ago, I picked up a knitting kit and began a scarf. I was recently cleaning and found what I had started and immediately took up where I left off. I remembered the knit stitch like riding a bicycle. One small problem: Though the rows match in style, the edges looked markedly different. My old edges were clean and almost looked like a braid up both sides. But now they look bumpy and inconsistent.
I’ve read all the advice about pulling the stitches tighter to even out the tension in the end, but that doesn’t seem to bring me back to the nice, even, woven look that I used to do. I’ve even slipped the first stitch off without working it, but to no avail.
I have no recollection of what I was doing differently in the first or last stitch when I started this scarf, but I would love your help in figuring it out. What can I do to get a nice woven look on my edges?
Thanks in advance!