Bias Band for Necklines

A new type of increase occurs here, which is useful in making a two-sided bias binding for an inside curve such as a neckline. Most increases will show small holes when worked continuously on every other row, but this one is fairly tight and solid. The bias band will draw up to an inside curve and fold naturally down its center. The edges can be stitched to the front and back of the neckline just like a piece of bias tape. Make the band as wide as you wish. Use smallish needles, in proportion to the weight of the yarn.

This kind of increase can be used also for raglan shapings in a garment worked from the top down. But because it is naturally tight, the raglan seam will require a little stretching.

Cast on 14 sts.

Purl one row, knit one row, purl one row.

Row 1 (Right side)—K6, then * insert left-hand needle from the left under the left side loop of the stitch 2 rows below the first stitch on right-hand needle (i.e., in the row below the row now on left-hand needle); draw this loop slightly up, *and knit into the back of it; k2, rep from * to * and this lime knit into the front of the loop (which will twist it); k6. Row 2—P2 tog. pi2, p2 tog.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

Welted Ruffle
above: Bias Band for Necklines center: Plain Scalloped Edging below: Welted Ruffle

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  • sherry mccormick
    How to knit short row welted ruffle?
    8 years ago
  • victor
    How do i knit double bias bands?
    7 years ago

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