The Bird’s Eye Edging :: Knitting Stitch #201

Stitch Description

This knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the bird’s eye edging. This edging is a very simple way to add delicate detailing to any edge. The bird’s eye edging would be great for sweaters, pillows, and afghans!

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Materials Used

Valley Yarns Northampton

Sourced the softest wool WEBS could find and dyed in a beautiful collection of solid colors and heathered shades. It is a dream to felt and soft enough for cozy garments. Valley Yarns Northampton also has a whopping 247 yards per skein. It is beautiful and economical. Made in Peru.

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Abbreviations

K
Knit Stitch
P
Purl Stitch
k2tog
Knit 2 Together
yo
Yarn Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level
Intermediate

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Cast on 7 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

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Pattern Instructions

Cast on 7 stitches.

  • Row 1: (Right Side) k1, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, yo twice, k2
  • Row 2: k3, [p1, k2] twice
  • Row 3: k1, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k4
  • Row 4: Bind off 2 sts, k3 (not including st already on needle after binding off), p1, k2
  • Repeat rows 1-4 until you reach your desired length.

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