Friday, March 15, 2013

Open Twist Lace Edging

Sample knit with #10 Crochet Cotton on US Size 0 Needles

K = Knit
YO = Yarn Over
P = Purl
K2tog = Knit 2 together

The double yarn over in Row 1 will be worked as separate loops on Row 2.  The third stitch of the K3 is the first loop of the yarn over, and the purl stitch is the second loop of the yarn over. 

Cast on 7 stitches

Row 1: K3, YO, K2tog, YO twice, K2
Row 2: K3, P1, K2, YO, K2tog, K1
Row 3: K3, YO, K2tog, K4
Row 4: BO 2, K3, YO, K2tog, K1

Repeat these 4 rows for the pattern

In the video, the sample is knit with worsted weight yarn on US Size 10 needles.  I also show you the sample above to compare the two.  Fine yarn and small needles can create very elegant lace.


Church Knitter said...

Can you ever go directly from an edging pattern to say a shawl pattern with the same yarn and needles? I hate to put on fringe, as was looking for a prettier edge for my prayer shawls.

Joanne Yordanou said...

I'm looking for a very similar version of this using 9 stitches instead of 7.making it a deeper edging. Help!