The Twisted Trim Edge

About this Stitch Pattern

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!

[VIDEO] Stitch Pattern Tutorial

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Techniques Used In This Stitch Pattern

Stitch Pattern Details

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Stitch Repeat

Worked over 6 stitches

Stitch 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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Stitch Pattern Characteristics


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5 thoughts on “The Twisted Trim Edge

  1. Donna says:

    Thanks for the great video on how to knit the twisted trim edge. Could you give me instructions as to how I can add this to a sweater that is already completed?

    I love your website! I share it with my middle school knitting class often.

    Thanks so much!

    • Johnny Vasquez says:

      You can just sew it on using any number of seaming techniques. We’re working on a class that will cover all kinds of seaming methods.

  2. Vera Candela says:

    Hi Johnny: Great technique ! I am starting a hat and I will use this technique as a band. Great looking!

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