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.
Gattelin Rock stich: Cast on multiples of 4. Knit all right side (odd) rows. Row 2 and 4: p1k3 across. Row 6 and 8: k2, *p1k3 , repeat until 2 stitches remain end with p1k1. Repeat 8 rows for pattern. (Or for Row 6 and 8, start with a k1 and end with p1k2)