A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 302,609
Currently Running With Scissors:
564 Guests and 13 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: finishing off an opening  (Read 248 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
kiewiet
« on: June 30, 2008 02:59:37 AM »

I am  pathetic knitter but have this awesome labour of love coat my mum made which just needs the front and neck finished but I dont know how. Could any of you talented knitters  possibly give me some idea of how I could finish it? I am not sure whether a person knits the edge and then sews it on or are you supposed to pick up stitches or something? I can crochet well so could I finish it in crochet maybe?

Please help- I would sooo love to be able to show it off!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
girlwithsixarms
Epic Flail!
Offline Offline

Posts: 123
Joined: 04-Dec-2006

Endurance Knitter


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2008 05:55:45 AM »

I-cord edging might work, it's not decorative, but it does make a nice even edge and you could do it in a complimentay color or something to make it pop. Just use dpns one size smaller than what you used to knit the coat and cast on 3 (or one less than however many stiches you want) and then pick up one stich from the edge, knit 2, knit2together and then pick up the next stitch and keep doing that until you have your edging all the way around. Be careful though, pick up stitches too close together and the i-cord bunches, too far apart and the garment bunches.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

There's probably something deeply wrong about using superglue in bed, but I don't care 'cause I'm a rebel.

Blog? What Blog?
Shoppin' the Swap
kiewiet
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008 08:21:47 PM »

Thanks for responding!
I'll print it out and try!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Dr. Craig Martin Talks About Elemental Love Styles
Nora Titone Talks About My Thoughts Be Bloody
Jennifer Weiner Reads from Best Friends Forever Part 5
Eugene Jarecki Wishes He Had This Talent
Beauty & the Beast: A Stunning Pop-Up from Robert Sabuda
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.