Lately I am in a mood of experimenting with various knitting stitches and knitting techniques, and scalloped border is one of them. I like it, cause it works out well with any project, whether it’s a dress for a toddler, a pillowcase or an elegant summer knit scarf. Whatever it is, this beautiful scalloped border is a good project to try out.
Knitting materials and knitting tools:
<> Straight needles, size 4 (US 6 /UK 8)
<> Caron Simply Soft – 100% acrylic.
Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:
k – knit
p – purl
7Eks – extended knit stitch - slip next 7 stitches where you pick up only one loop and make the second loop fall off the needle.
P7tog – purl 7 together
sel s – selvage stitch: always slip the first stitch purlwise, work to the last stitch, purl the last stitch
m3 - make 3 stitches from 1: insert the needle as to knit, pull the yarn trough the stitch. Do not slip old stitch off the needle. Place new loop on the left-hand needle. You have made 1 new stitch. Insert the needle as to knit into the new stitch, pull the yarn and do not slip new stitch off the needle. Place new loop on the left-hand needle. You have made 2d stitch. Repeat one more time to get in total 3 new stitches.
k1wyo2 – knit 1 with yarn over twice – insert right needle into a stitch, wrap the yarn around the needle twice, going clockwise, pull 2 loops though the stitch, slip old stitch off the needle.
sl st – slip stitch
sl1wyif – slip one with yarn in front
sl1wyib – slip one with yarn in back
How to knit easy scalloped border:
Cast on 24 + 1 stitches or any other number that is divisible by 8 + 1 stitch.
Row 1: sl st, [k7, sl1wyib] – repeat 3 times. Slip the last stitch with yarn in back and turn.
Row 2: sl st, [k7, sl1wyif] – repeat 3 times. Slip the last stitch with yarn in front and turn.
Row 3: sl st, ([ k1wyo2,] – 7 times, sl1wyib) - repeat 3 times. Turn.
Row 4: k1, turn, m3 from the previous stitch, turn, 7 EkS, return these extended stitches to the left-hand needle and p7tog, turn, m3 from the previous stitch, turn, [p1, turn, m3 from the previous stitch, turn, 7 EkS, return these extended stitches to the left-hand needle and p7tog, turn, m3 from the previous stitch] – repeat one more time, p1.
That is basically it. In the video I am showing Row 5 and 6 but you can skip them if you are not going to use a stockinette stitch after.
Row 5: sel s, knit all stitches, sel s.
Row 6: sel s, purl all stitches, sel s.