Friday, May 30, 2014

The Frances Edging

This lace edging comes from Weldon's Knitted Edgings and Insertions No. 442, Vol. 37.  I am using it for a shawl knit with my Silk Camel yarn.

It knits up quickly and is an easy pattern to remember.  

I have tweaked it ever so slightly by changing the last stitch on the ws rows to a knit instead of a purl.  The pattern instructs to just slip the first stitch on rs rows - I slip purlwise with the yarn in front, so by knitting the last ws stitch instead of purling, I have a nice clean edge to pick up for my shawl.  There are of course other ways to get the clean edge, but this way is my preferred method.

Cast on 8 stitches

Row 1: (RS) Sl 1, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, yo twice, k2
Row 2: yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p to last st, k
Row 3: Sl 1, k1, yo, k2tog, k to end
Row 4: sk2po, p to last st, k

Repeat these four rows for the pattern.  Happy Knitting!

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