I knit that great tuck stitch (click here) and decided I liked the private side better (stockinette side of tuck). The design shows through and has a very subtle and classy look to it.
I knit the armhole bands off of the vest and rehung the vest armhole edges then the ribbing (right sides together). Pulled the the ribbing loops through the armhole edge stitches, knit one loose row followed by a loop through a loop cast off.
Now for the neck, tried so many swatches and none have made me happy...a bit of a pain I can be just want it a certain way.
During this process I took some pictures for those new to machine knitting on how to hang edge stitches. When I started machine knitting there was no resource and I learned as I made my mistakes.
For a nice, even, neat and professional looking edge where you either knit on a sleeve, band, collar and etc. see the pictures below:
|Evenly Space Out The Needles|
|PIck Up A Whole Stitch!|
I've found a good way to pick up the "inbetween" stitches is to place my finger against the edge, pressing the edge against the gate pegs, then aim your transfer tool through the gate pegs, gently slip it in, catch the needle and pull it all the way out.
|On To The Next...|
|Needles Correctly Through Armhole Edge|
An easy way to check if you have "hooked" a whole stitch without accidentally catching more than you should is look below your needles! If you went too far down or not far enough, your finished edge will be uneven.