I had been doing it BACKWARDS! ("Slip the first stitch" will not get you this, sadly.) "How To Knit a Neat Selvage." Knit to the *LAST" stitch of each row and bring the yarn FORWARD BEFORE slipping it. The result resembles a line of knit stitches running up the side of the piece, not unlike a bound-off edge. Perfect for the top of a rotated slipper, or for stitches to be picked up later.
Old Norwegian Knit cast on aka twisted German by Garnstudio Drops design. A cast on that gives a sturdy and stretchy baseline of stitches. Perfect for the top of socks, edge on hats or whenever you want very stretchy cast on.
Ravelry: LindaLovesLace's Beading w/Dental FlossOral B Superfloss is great!! Cut off the long end of floss and tie a knot at the end of the fuzzy portion to keep beads from falling off. String a bunch of beads on the fuzzy part. Using the stiff piece, loop it through the stitch you want to bead, fold it up, remove the stitch from the needle, then slide the bead down over the folded up length onto the stitch. Place the stitch back on the needle and work as directed.
Knitting Stitches gives you quick visual access to every stitch your heart desires, from Andalusian to Zigzag. Then, for your more creative moments, learn how to craft your own designs or modify existing patterns with ease. Each stitch is accompanied by a