Edgings

Picked up edges are used along curved edges, or when you want to knit edging in the opposite direction from the one in which the garment is worked. Use a crochet hook and/or knitting needle to pick up stitches along the edge being finished.

Nice Edge Stitches Knitting

pick up edge stitches (1 stitch for every 2 rows) along garment edge.

Knit edging in garter stitch and as you work, on every other row, knit together last stitch of edging and corresponding picked-up stitch of selvage.

Edging Stitch

1 Edging in Moss Stitch

Pick up needed stitches along edge and work them in moss stitch for the desired width. Bind off all stitches in pattern as usual, or with a crochet hook (see below).

3 Edging in Kl, PI Ribbing

Pick up stitches for edging and work in kl, pi ribbing for the desired width, working last 4 rows in a tubular stitch. Finish by closing stitches.

Binding Off with Crochet Hook

To bind off. use crochet hook a little bit thicker than the yarn. Pick up first stitch with crochet hook, then draw second stitch through first (first stitch bound off).

Continue to draw each stitch, one at a time, through loop remaining on hook until all stitches are bound off. Cut yarn and draw yarn end through last loop to secure. With yarn needle, weave end into work.

Edging in Ladder Stitch

Knitted Edgings

Lacy Edging

Pick up uneven number of stitches. Work edging, for desired depth, in lacy pattern as follows:

First 3 rows: Purl across.

4th row (right side): Knit 1 stitch, "work yarn over (yo), slip 1 stitch as if to knit (without knitting it), knit 1 stitch, pass slip stitch over knitted one; repeat from " across.

Next 3 rows: Purl across.

Bind off all stitches with crochet hook (see previous page).

Edging in Ladder Stitch

1st row: " Knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches; repeat from * across to end of row.

2nd row: Continue to work in k2, p2, but shift pattern by 1 stitch to left (for example, if 1st row ended with purl 2, the 2nd row will start with purl 1 stitch, then knit 2, purl 2, and so on). Continue to work in k2, p2, shifting stitches on each row and always slanting pattern in same direction for desired depth.

To finish edging, bind off all stitches with crochet hook (see previous page).

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