olga litvinova

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We knit not twisting edges on a cloth.....  See details »

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  • 00:00: this is Diana Sullivan in Austin Texas and today I'm doing a little different no roll edge now it's natural for knitting to roll up this unblocked piece of knitting rolls toward the knitted side and it stays rolled and it also rolls top and bottom here's another unblocked piece of knitting with the edging that I'm about to show you and what you'll see is that
  • 00:30: it rolls top and bottom but the sides are nice and flat this is a diagonal trim that you can put on at the same time that you're knitting it's great on a napkin panel this one is a three stitch version and this one over here is a two stitch version I cast on and I knitted two rows and we'll do the three stitch edge if I did the two stitch edge I would just use this tool instead so
  • 01:01: I've got a triple transfer tool here and I'm going to take the second third and fourth stitches from the end and move them over by one that way there are two stitches on the end needle and then one and one and they're all going at a slant then I will also fill in the hole by picking up the heel of this stitch and just moving it in and knit two rows and I'm going to do the same thing move the
  • 01:36: second third and fourth stitches over to the first second and third needles and then pick up the heel of the next stitch over it's the fifth needle and put it on the fourth level so there's no hole get two rows now I think this one is quite elegant but it's nice and plain in terms of not adding any holes or deep texture because I'm doing this on one end of
  • 02:23: this knitting and not on both ends I'm going to have one side of my sample that rolled in one side that's flat sometimes people get the idea that you can block the rollout of the knitting and get nice flat edges that way but generally speaking unless you absolutely melt the yarn and a blocking process after a little laundering and a little where the
  • 02:53: yarn is going to go back to the way it was so then your roll will be back blocking is not at all a permanent solution to the problem what you need is one of the many different methods that changes the shape of the stitches so that they will lie flat naturally without a locking there we have it now I'm going to bind
  • 03:33: off and take it off and show you how that looks here's the finished sample it wants to roll this way it also wants to roll this way but this end where I did the little diagonal edging is smooth and flat now let's get in close so you can really see that edging see the nice diagonal design that the stitches form because I have done this edging you