This week’s episode of Ask Me Monday is the sister-segment to last week’s Crochet Trimmings show. In this episode, I’ll show how to make three knit trimmings: two original, and one from my book Wee Garter Stitch, all of which would make adorable gift wrappings, edgings or embellishments. Watch the video, then use the patterns below to play with creating your own knit trimmings. Oh, and don’t forget to tag @vickiehowell when with your knits!
Knitter’s Pride Product Featured in this Video:
MB= Make Bobble
[Knit in the front and back of stitch] TWICE (4 stitches total), turn, knit those 4 stitches, turn, [knit 4 stitches] TWICE, turn, [knit two stitches together] TWICE, pass first decreased stitch over the second. You’ll be back to one stitch.
CO 3 sts.
Rows 1-4: Knit.
Row 5: K1, MB, k1.
Row 6: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-6 until the piece is desired length.
Dashes & Smashes
psso = pass slipped stitch over (decrease)
CO 3 sts.
Row 1: Knit i-cord as follows: K3, slide sts to opposite end of dpn needle, bring working yarn behind stitches (it will be closest to what is now the 3rd needle on the needle) so it’s in position to knit the 3 stitches again on the next row.
Rows 2-9: Repeat Row 1.
Row 10 (WS:) Knit.
Note: This row is worked straight, not in i-cord, hence why you’re now working on the back of the fabric.)
Rows 11-14: Knit.
Row 15 (RS): Sl 1, k2tog, psso; [sl st back onto LH needle; k the stitch again] TWICE, sl st back onto LH needle. –1 st
Row 16 (RS): K in the front, back and front again of stitch. –3 sts
Repeat these 16 rows to the desired length, ending with a Row 9.
Lacey Point Trim
CO 4 sts.
Row 1 (RS): K2, yo, k2.
Row 2 and all WS rows: Knit.
Row 3: K2, yo, k3.
Row 5: K2, yo, k4.
Row 7: K2, yo, k5.
Row 9: BO 4 sts, k to end.
Row 10: Knit.
Repeat Rows 1-10, until the piece is desired length.
As always, you can find all episodes of this series under the Ask Me Monday playlist on the Videos section of my Facebook page. Enjoy!