Knit edge stitch – as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls

Especially beginners, but also advanced knitters often ask: How do you knit edge stitches?

I want you today a variant imagine, at the edge of a kind of small braid arises (this species is also called Kettrand). This edge mesh is suitable especially for scarves, shawls and all knitting projects where the edges are visible and not sewn. I also used them on my new Lace project.
Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative

How do I knit the edge stitches as a decorative edge?

Quite simply, that’s how it works:

In each row the Knit 1st stitch right crossed (pierce the stitch from behind).
The last stitch every row, the thread as to the left knitting put it in front of the needle, but do not knit the stitch on the left, but instead only take off ,

Pictures explain more than a thousand words, so will the first stitch knitted:

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
Insert the knitting needle into the loop from the back …

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
… catch up on the thread …

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
… and let the stitch slide off the left needle.

The last stitch each row is lifted:

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
Knit the thread as if to the left before the needle …

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
.. with the knitting needle like to knit left in the stitch …

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative
… do not knit the stitch, just lift it on the right needle.



What are the advantages of this edge stitch?

The resulting edge is:

  • Ideal for stitching from the edge
  • Nice as a decorative edge
  • Forms a flexible end edge
There are many variants of this Kettrand in the net. I think I found three or four different types of knitwear. I like this very much.

Maybe you’ll try once,
you can also note other options in the comments for all.

An involved Thursday
wishes you Ines

Knit edge stitch - as a decorative edge ideal for scarves and shawls stitch shawls scarves ideal decorative

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