Why do you slip a stitch in knitting?
Slipping the first stitch of a row expands the edge stitch vertically, making it two rows tall. This means that you don’t get that weird uneven and twisted stitch that comes from working the edge stitch twice in succession. It makes the edges of a piece tidy and clean.
What does Pwise mean in knitting?
Knitwise and purlwise are often used to describe how you’re going to insert needle into the next stitch loop. Knitwise means inserting your needle in the direction as if you’re going to knit, purlwise means inserting your needle as if you’re going to purl.
Does the slip stitch count as a stitch in knitting?
In knitting, the slip knot counts as the first stitch of the cast on. That means that by tying a slipknot, you’ve cast on your first stitch!
Is the first row in knitting the right side?
The first row of a knitting pattern is considered the right side, and the second row is considered the wrong side. Since one is an odd number, all of the odd rows are right side facing. The even rows are on the wrong side.