Edgings

The edgings are an extension of a knitted work; they create decorative finishes and help to keep a garment in shape. They can be sewn or knitted, with one or two layers.

Edge with slip stitches: Worked on a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2. Work as follows: 1st row (right side): Knit 2 stitches, "bring yarn forward, slip 3 stitches as if to knit, return yarn to back, knit 2; repeat from * across. 2nd and all wrong-side rows: Purl across. Repeat these 2 rows.

Edge with stitches that stand out: Worked on a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2. Work as follows: 1st row (right side): Purl 2 stitches, *knit 1, slip 1 stitch as if knit, knit 1, purl 2; repeat from " across. 2nd and all wrong-side rows: Work the stitches as they face you. Repeat these 2 rows.

The Edges with Slip Stitches

These are edges that are more resistant than ones normally used; the way in which they are worked keeps them from stretching out of shape.

Edge with slip stitches: Worked on a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2. Work as follows: 1st row (right side): Knit 2 stitches, "bring yarn forward, slip 3 stitches as if to knit, return yarn to back, knit 2; repeat from * across. 2nd and all wrong-side rows: Purl across. Repeat these 2 rows.

Edge with stitches that stand out: Worked on a multiple of 5 stitches, plus 2. Work as follows: 1st row (right side): Purl 2 stitches, *knit 1, slip 1 stitch as if knit, knit 1, purl 2; repeat from " across. 2nd and all wrong-side rows: Work the stitches as they face you. Repeat these 2 rows.

Most edges are cast on and worked in one layer, except for kl, pi ribbing that can be worked with a tubular stitch, resulting in a double layer. Vertical (side) edges can be worked on a number of stitches that equals in width the depth of horizontal border edge.

The Edges with Slip Stitches

These are edges that are more resistant than ones normally used; the way in which they are worked keeps them from stretching out of shape.

IEdge in Moss Stitch

This edge is good for working edges on babies' or children's garments.

Cast on desired number of stitches and work moss stitch until border is desired depth. Keeping border same width as bottom, separate vertical border stitches with a marker and work them in moss stitch, working rest of stitches in stockinette stitch.

2K1.P1 Ribbed Edge

Cast on desired number of stitches for entire horizontal edge, with tubular stitch l. Then continue in kl, pi ribbing for the length desired. Now work in stockinette stitch, keeping vertical edge in ribbing as before.

3 Edge in Twisted 2/2 Stitch

Start the necessary number of stitches for doing entire horizontal edge and rib in k2, p2, twisting stitches, for length desired. Now work in stockinette stitch, keeping vertical edge in ribbinu as before.

Edge in a Lacy Cable Pattern

This edge is good for women's and children's sweaters that have no shaping along the front.

Cast on the desired number of stitches that is a multiple of 3. Work across in lacy cable pattern as follows:

1st (wrong side) row: * Purl 1 stitch, work yarn over (yo), purl 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch; repeat from * across row (increases made on row). 2nd row: * Working yo loop as a stitch, purl 1. knit 3;

repeat from ' across. 3rd row: * Purl 3, knit 1; repeat from "across. 4th row: ' Purl 1, slip 1 as if to purl without knitting it, leaving yarn in front of work knit 2 together as one (k2tog), pass slipped stitch over k2tog; repeat from * across. (Vou should now have on needle the same number of stitches that you cast on.) Repeat these 4 rows for pattern stitch to desired depth for border. (As shown, pattern is worked twice.)

Keeping border same width as lower border, separate (with marker) the vertical border stitches, using enough stitches for 2 (as shown) or more pattern repeats. Continue to work vertical border in pattern and remaining stitches in stockinette stitch. Complete your work.

Knitted Edging Pattern
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