Yarn Over Edging – Step by Step

Yarn Over Edging – Step by Step

There are projects with edges that look like a line of dew drops. We often see them on shawls and scarves, but there is nothing wrong with adding this edging to cardigans, blankets and other projects with open sides.

You don’t need to be an expert knitter to add these lovely delicate edges to your projects. All you need to do is follow six simple steps described in this tutorial.

This edging is formed over two stitches at each side of the work. If you plan to use this method to decorate both side edges of your project, add four stitches to the number of stitches you cast on. If you are adding this edging to one side edge of your project, cast on two extra stitches.

To make the “dew-drop effect” more prominent, make each yarn over bigger at the beginning of each row. Or, wrap the yarn around the needle twice to make a double yarn over, then unravel one of the wraps in the next row.

June Hemmons Hiatt. The Principles of Knitting (New York: Touchstone, 2012), 74.

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Yarn Over Edging - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Yarn Over Edging - Step by Step | 10 rows a day
Yarn Over Edging - Step by Step | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.

Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com