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Flat Edge Knit Edging

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Stitchopedia Video & Photo Tutorial

Using the flat edge on the sides of your knit creations helps prevent curling and gives a nice, straight line to your knitting. It’s designed to be used with stockinette stitch, though it looks nice on the other stitches I’ve tried it with. In the sample in this post you can see how it looks when worked on stockinette stitch and garter stitch.

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Video

If you can’t see this video, try watching it on YouTube HERE.

You can also watch a short version on Tangi HERE.

Written instructions with photos

Stitches and Abbreviations:
k – knit
p – purl
st(s) – stitch(es)

The flat edge affects the second and second to last stitches of each row. This means you will either want to change these two stitches in your pattern accordingly, or add a two stitches on either end of your pattern for the edging.

On right (front) side rows, work the first stitch as normal.

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Purl the second stitch.

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Work as normal until 2 sts remain.

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Purl the second to last stitch.

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Work the last stitch as normal.

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On wrong side rows, work the first stitch as normal.

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Purl the second stitch.

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Work as normal until 2 sts remain.

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Purl the second to last stitch.

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Work last stitch as normal

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There you have it – flat edge.

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When I tried working this edge with other stitch patterns I worked as follows:
Right side rows: K1, p1, work as normal until 2 sts remain, p1, k1.
Wrong side rows: P2, work as normal until 2 sts remain, p2.

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Here are some supplies you may find useful.

Happy stitching my friends.

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Now that you know how to make the flat edge knit edging, try using it on one of these.

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