Knitting on a Lace Edging Tutorial
This tutorial will show you how to knit a lace edging onto the edge of a project. The example shown here is from the Penn Street Cuffs.
Work to the end of the round. In this case, work in ribbing up to the end of round marker. Remove the marker.
Turn the work to prepare for working in the opposite direction. Note that this is necessary for this particular pattern because we want the cuff to fall over the right side of the ribbing. If you were knitting a shawl, you would not turn the work.
Using the Cable Cast-on, cast on 12 stitches.
Begin working the chart, starting with Row 1. In this case, purl two stitches, then knit 10 stitches. On the left-hand needle there will now be a single stitch, a small gap, and the rest of the ribbing stitches. We are going to make a ssk using the single stitch and the first stitch after the gap. This will bind off the first stitch in the ribbing portion. The last stitch of all right-side rows is always this type of ssk.
Turn the work and follow the chart for Row 2. The first stitch on all wrong-side rows is always slipped purlwise, with the yarn in front.
When you get to the end of the wrong-side row, turn the work and begin the next row.
Here’s what the cuff looks like after several rows have been worked. Notice the lovely braided effect that comes from working the ssks.