Knit a Sawtooth Lace Edging

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Knitted lace edgings add a dainty detail to many projects, including shawls and garments. In this video, Corrina Ferguson demonstrates how to knit a Sawtooth Lace Edging.

This lace edging is worked by slipping stitches along one edge on Right Side rows, making it the perfect edging to work and then pick up the slipped stitches to knit a bottom-up shawl. The pattern also has a small ladder/mesh detail that’s created by working yarn overs and knit two togethers (k2tog) on both Right Side and Wrong Side rows.

SAWTOOTH LACE EDGING

Corrina shows a swatch that is started by casting on 11 stitches. The Sawtooth Lace Edging is worked as follows:

Cast on 11 sts.

Set-Up Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, knit to end.
Set-Up Row 2 (WS): Sl1 wyif, purl to last 4 sts, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.

Begin Pattern:
Row 1 (RS): Sl1 wyif, k1, yo, k2tog, k1, (yo, ssk) 3 times.
Row 2 (WS): Yo, p1, (k1, p1) into yo, [p1, (k1, p1) into yo] 2 times, k1, yo, k2tog, k1—15 sts.
Row 3: Sl1 wyif, k1, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Row 4: Sl1 wyif, purl to last 4 sts, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.
Row 5: Sl1 wyif, k1, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Row 6: Bind off 4 sts, purl to last 4 sts, k1, yo, k2tog, k1.

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 for pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS

k: knit
k2tog: knit two stitches together
p: purl
sl: slip stitch purlwise
ssk – slip, slip, knit: slip a stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip a second stitch as if to knit to right needle, slip both stitches back to left needle and knit together through the back loops
st(st): stitch(es)
RS: Right Side
WS: Wrong Side
wyif: with yarn in front
yo: yarn over