Ribbed hems are all well and good and they are wonderful for sweaters and other casual garments. However, what do you do if you want a hemline that does not stretch? You can knit the picot hem, http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_knit_a_quotPicotquot_Edge/
However, this can be a bit too fancy sometimes and you might be wanting something a bit plainer with a bit more dignity. The answer is the straight edged hem.

This is a very easy hem to make.

Step 1: Beginning

I have knitted a sample to show how it is done. However, you will have to adapt it to suit whartever pattern you may be knitting.

With 3mm needles I cast on 36 stitches in gold yarn and knitted 7 rows in stockinette stitch. (One row plain and one row purl, starting with a plain row.)
<p>Really good ideas!</p>
These are all so useful! I'm going to have to knit something wearable now. ;)

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