What the heck does "WK" stand for on a Skeino garter stitch pattern?

One of the questions I get asked the most is what does the “WK” abbreviation on some patterns stand for?  In short, it’s a way to work the last stitch of your piece to give it cleaner look than just slipping or knitting it.  This technique can be seen in our YouTube video on “Perfect Edges”.  But since you’re here I’ve put together a quick pictorial of the technique.

 

FOR GARTER STITCH

When you get to the last stitch of the row...

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Slip the stitch like you are going to purl it.

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Turn your work.  You will have the working yarn in the front, coming from the second stitch.

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DO NOT MOVE THE WORKING YARN TO THE BACK!  Knit the first stitch through the back loop by bringing the yarn across the front.

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That's it!  Continue working your row as usual.

The best part about doing your edges this way... it stops that pesky elongated last stitch problem.

 



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