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How to knit an edge (border) for summer tops

knit border edge pattern for summer items

easy-to-knit border edge for summer tops and tanks

Knitting materials and tools:

<> Straight needles, size 4 (US 6 /UK 8)

<> Caron Simply Soft (4) – 100% acrylic.

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit 2 together

sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, knit the last stitch

knit border edge pattern for summer items

Knit easy border pattern for summer tops:

Cast on an odd number of stitches. If your pattern calls for an even number, you are going to always knit (k) the last stitch before the selvage st.

Row 1: sel s, [k1(through the back loop), pull up a loop going underneath left needle] – repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 2: sel s, [slip next stitch holding working yarn in front, k1(through the back loop)]– repeat till the end, sel s.

Row 3: sel s, k2tog all the way across, sel s.

Row 4: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

After this row adjust the knitting based on your pattern or simply knit in stockinette stitch.

Row 5: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 6: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

Row 7: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.

Row 8: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.

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