After Thought Trim….for machine knitters

AFTER THOUGHT TRIM,  for stabilizing edges of knitted items.

For use on any knitting machine.
Hold up your work, Public side facing toward the operator.

Hang up edge onto knitting machine needles. Pull needles to holding position. (D on Silver Reed knitting machines)

Crochet cast-on onto the same needles, in front of the item.  (Carriage and yarn on right side of bed.)

Row 1: Knit 1 row.

Row 2: Knit 1 row.

Row 3: Knit 1 row.  (3 in total)

Row 4 …Pull needles to D. Move carriage ( free pass) to right hand side of bed.

Crochet cast-on on those needles. Knit 1 row, across the needle bed.

Row 5: Cast off all stitches. This trim may be left to look like a “roll” or can be steam blocked flat.

Mary Anne Cutler, Yet Another Canadian Artisan 2017

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Another scarfette…….garter stitch.

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HOW TO………
Any yarn using a suitable needle size. The Heavier the yarn, the finished item will be heavier.

Cast-on 3 stitches.
Knit 4 rows GARTER STITCH
Increases are every 6 rows and on one side only.
When width is achieved, cast off 1 stitch every 6 rows.

Loopy edge is achieved by increasing 4 stitches, then on next row cast-off 3 of those new stitches. (Makes an increase of on stitch. )
Decreases similar. The decrease stitch is done K2TG, before the cast-on of 4 stitches and cast-off of the 3 stitches.

FREE PATTERN Flirty Ruffle Scarf- Lion Brand free pattern

http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/patternFinderLion Brand yarns has many, many free patterns. There is a sign up form that is easy to complete. Lion Brand, also, has  a newsletter, that one may op in or not, to be sent to your email address. I like it.

The above scarf was not their suggested yarn, nor sized hook as in the written pattern. I used a 9mm hook. If, your yarn is thinner than the suggested one, just add more chain on your initial row.

What I particularly like about the scarf is, that it fits flat around the neck and then, all that is needed to secure, is to twist the hanging ends around each other.