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!

Video Tutorial

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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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Knit 2 Together
Yarn Over

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Cast on 7 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

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.

Swatch Photos

Example of Bird's Eye Edging

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