The Twisted Trim Edge

Stitch Description

The twisted trim edge is a decorative edging for your knitting projects. This cable trim adds a wonderful finishing touch to any project and is knit separately. Worked over only 6 stitches, the basic cable edge is easy to knit, even for beginners. It works up quickly and can be made to match all lengths of the project edge you wish to attach it to. Stitches can either be picked up along the edge to continue your project, or the trim can be sewn on after your project is finished.

The twisted trim edge would be great for sweaters, blankets, purses or hat brims!

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Knit Stitch
Purl Stitch
Cable 4 Back

Stitch Details

  Skill Level

  Row Count
Number of Rows: 4

  Pattern Repeat 
Worked over 6 stitches

Stitch Characteristics

Pattern Instructions

Note: The stockinette portion of the swatch was picked up along the side of the edging and then knit.

Worked over 6 stitches

  • Row 1: (Right Side) k4, p2
  • Row 2: K2, p4
  • Row 3: C4B, p2
  • Row 4: k2, p4

Repeat rows 1-4 until you have reached your desired length. To attach you can either pick of stitches along the edge or seam the edging to your desired location.

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