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

How to Knit the Bird's Eye Edging

About this Stitch Pattern

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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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Row Count


Stitch Repeat

Cast on 7 stitches

Stitch 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.

Stitch Pattern Swatch Photos

Example of Bird's Eye Edging
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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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