How to Knit the Godmother’s Edging Stitch

How to Knit the Godmother's Edging Stitch

How to Knit the Godmothers Edging Stitch

This video knitting tutorial will help you learn how to knit the godmothers edging stitch. The godmothers edging stitch creates a graceful uncluttered pattern. The godmothers edging stitch would be great for any edging projects!

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Knit Stitch – K
Yarn Over-yo
Knit 2 Together-K2tog

Skill: Easy
Cast On 20 stitches.

Pattern Instructions

  1. Row 1

    Sl 1, k3, (yo, k2tog) 7 times, yo, k2.

  2. Row 2


  3. Row 3

    Sl 1, k6, (yo, k2tog) 6 times, yo, k2.

  4. Row 4


  5. Row 5

    Sl 1, k9, (yo, k2tog) 5 times, yo, k2.

  6. Row 6


  7. Row 7

    Sl 1, k12, (yo, k2tog) 4 times, yo, k2.

  8. Row 8


  9. Row 9

    Sl 1, k23.

  10. Row 10

    Bind off 4, k19.

Repeat rows 1-10 until you have reached your desired length.

Swatch Photos

Example of the Godmothers Edging Stitch. (Right Side)
Example of the Godmothers Edging Stitch. Right Side (Click for Larger Image)
Example of the Godmothers Edging Stitch. (Wrong Side)
Example of the Godmothers Edging Stitch. Wrong Side (Click for Larger Image)
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8 thoughts on “How to Knit the Godmother’s Edging Stitch

  1. Cindy Van says:

    I’m finding that it is now taking ages to download the patterns on New Stitch A Day… used to be almost simultaneous to clicking on but now……… Not sure if you can suggest why.

    Thnks Cindy

  2. Terry says:

    Is the binding off of the 4 stitches creating the “v” edging and if so, how do we keep going to create our desired length?

    Thanks so much,

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      Yes the binding off is creating the tapered tip. This edging is knit sideways, so you’ll add a new “point” each full repeat. The flat edge will be sewn onto your work.

  3. carol zinn says:

    I like the Godmother’s Edging stitch a lot. When you get to the desired length and you bind off it will be straight across. How do you make a similar edging on the bound off edge?

  4. Gwen K. says:

    I noticed that you slip the first stitch with yarn in front and then move the yarn to the back. Ordinarily, I would slip with yarn in back when pattern says to slip first stitch. Does this make a difference?

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