How do you make a good edge in knitting?

How do I get a neat edge when knitting the garter stitch?

To get a neat edge, on every row I knit to the last stitch, then slip the last stitch purl-wise with the yarn at the front of the work (abbreviated to “wyif”).

Should you slip the first stitch when knitting?

When slipping the first stitch of a row, always slip it purlwise, as this preserves the stitch orientation, keeping the right leg to the front, so that it’s properly positioned for next time you need to work it. … That is, slip the stitch with yarn in back if it’s a knit row; in front if it’s a purl row.

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