Learn how to add special edgings to your sweaters for detail and beautiful effect. Experienced knitwear designer Deborah Newton, who is known for her attention to detail, will share her favorite trims and tell how to use them along edges and on top of knitted fabrics. She will help you see how to make edgings elevate your sweater from average to unique and beautiful! Learn technical tricks to make edgings crisp and not sloppy, making all areas of a sweater look great. You’ll also learn how to substitute a new edging in a sweater pattern to achieve the effect you want.
Make the following two swatches: Swatch #1: With worsted-weight yarn and size 7 OR 8 needle (one that makes a fabric that you like—not too firm, with a nice drape!) cast on 42 sts. Next row (RS row): k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St: k RS, p WS), work textured pattern (see below) over 40 sts, place marker, k1 (keep this edge st in Stockinette St). Work even as established until your swatch is approximately square. Bind off. Textured pattern: Multiple of 4 sts. Rows 1 and 2: * k2, p2; rep from *. Rows 3 and 4: * p2, k2; rep from *. Repeat rows 1–4. Swatch #2: In worsted-weight yarn, work one swatch in a pattern of your choice, final swatch at least 6" x 6". Bring remaining yarn and the needles you used for the swatch.
Worsted-weight yarn in two coordinating colors, one ball each. Needles size 6, 7 and 8.