June 2010 Meeting

Our programs this month will focus on how easy it is to add a crocheted edging to knit fabric. Kathy Haber has designed a homework project for us to knit ahead of time, so that everyone who wishes to participate in the lesson can launch directly into the crochet part at the meeting. See her directions below.

Crocheting on Knitted Edges (homework)

I have over heard several knitters, over the years, commenting that they didn’t want to try a pattern because some simple crochet was required. The basic stitches of crochet are easy to learn and are usually incorporated into knitting patterns as an edge finish. To approach this as a lesson at a meeting, I thought we could knit up a small sample and then practice placing single crochet along cast on & off, slanted and vertical edges.

Using worsted or DK weight yarn and #7,8, or 9 needles, cast on loosely 30 sts. Work in stockinette st for 19 rows, end wrong side.

  • Row 1: Bind off 3 sts, knit to last 3 sts, sl 1, k 1, psso, k 1.
  • Purl back.
  • Repeat these 2 rows once.
  • Row 5: K 1, K2tog, k to last 3 sts, sl 1, k 1, psso, k1. Purl back.

    Repeat these 2 rows 2 times more.

    RS: Bind off 3 sts beginning of next 4 rows. Bind off remaining 4 sts. Do not cut yarn.

    This little odd shaped piece will give a small ample of all the types of edges to practice on.

    Bring to our June meetings along with a crochet hook one size smaller than the needles you used to knit. If you used a #7 needle, bring an F hook, etc.

    Happy knitting,

    Kathy Haber

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