24 Aug

tutorial: knitting a scalloped edge

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

I have said it before and will say it again: a nice border can really make an otherwise simple project. In this tutorial I want to show you how to knit a scalloped edge. This particular edge is not only very beautiful, but is also relatively easy to knit!

This edge is knitted over two rows immediately after casting on your stitches. Therefore, this edging is particularly suitable for pieces that are knit up from the cast on edge. Think of sweaters, cardigans or, for example a bottom-up shawl.

The scalloped edge is knitted in multiples of 11 stitches, plus edge stitches for 1 edge.

Knitting a scalloped edge step by step

1. In this example, I will be knitting a scalloped edge with 3 scallops, plus two edge stitches on both sides. This means I will be casting on a total of 33 + 2 stitches, because 2 edge stitches are already included in the repetition of 11. I used the knitting-on method to cast on my stitches.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

2. Purl 1 row.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

3. Turn your work and knit the first 2 edge stitches.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

4. Knit one stitch and slip it back to the left-hand needle.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

5. Pass the next 8 stitches over the last stitch knit.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

6. Make a double yarn over….

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

7. ….and knit the stitch previously slipped back to the other needle.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

8. Knit 2 stitches.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

9. Repeat steps 4 to 8 for the two other scallops.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

10. Turn work and knit 1 stitch…

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

11. … and continue purling 2 stitches together. For this step, you will use one of your edge stitches!

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

12. Drop one of the 2 double yarn overs, so you have just the one (big) loop on your left-hand needle.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

13. Next knit into this loop without slipping of the stitch [knit 1, yarn over, knit 1, yarn over], now you can slip the big-loop stitch off.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

14. Purl 1 stitch.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

15. Repeat steps 11 to 14 for the two other scallops, and then work remaining edge stitch. This is how the scalloped edge then looks like on the right side of work:

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

16. Knit the next row, please note that every first stitch of each scallop should be knit through the back loop to tighten it up.

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

After 2 rows in stockinette stitch the whole looks looks as follows

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

The wrong side of the work is also pretty!

Knitting a scalloped edge - a tutorial by La Visch Designs - www.lavisch.com

And there you have it: a nice scalloped start of a lovely project!

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