|"Burly" Men's Scarf in Tunisian Simple Stitch|
This left edge stitch has a front vertical bar, like the other stitches in the row. It also has a few other vertical strands associated with that same stitch. Some crocheters insert the hook under just the one front vertical bar, same as for the rest of the stitches of the row; however, "endTss" means do not do that. Instead, insert the hook under the front vertical bar and one other nearest vertical strand of the stitch.
The resulting two loops along the edge (instead of one lone strand) have a chained look. This two-strand chained effect is preferable because:
- It matches the other 3 edges better (especially if you began your project by working into the bottom third loop of the foundation chains)
- It has a bit more heft, so it helps stabilize and even out the edge more than a lone strand would (it is "self-finishing")
- If you will be crocheting a border along the edge, it's a better and more pleasant edge to work stitches into.