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« on: November 03, 2010 10:20:25 AM »

So I was browsing through the Top Down Bonnet (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/top-down-bonnet-with-anime-character) completed projects on Ravelry, and I came across this one with a different finishing/edging.  I'm pretty sure I could easily find something similiar to the crocheted picot edge, but I'm a fairly inexperienced knitter, and I can't figure out what is going on with this part leading up to it that kind of looks like a rope (see arrows.) 

Can anyone help me figure out what this is and/or how I might replicate it?

P.S.  I did message the maker on Ravelry a while ago but never got any response.
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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 05:55:49 PM »

I'm not sure how you could get those rope thingies with a knitting technique, but you might be able to use an embroidery technique with the yarn to get a similar effect?
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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 09:11:18 PM »

Look up 'twined' knitting, I think that's what it is.  With a sort of picot edging.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2010 05:56:33 AM »

I found this on knitty. Hope it helps!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010 07:08:22 AM »

Thank you everyone!  It does look like twined knitting, and that is a very helpful link for a tutorial - I appreciate it Smiley  Embroidery might be an easier way to go for the effect, as well.
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010 08:19:29 AM »



Look up 'twined' knitting, I think that's what it is.  With a sort of picot edging.
I found this on knitty. Hope it helps!

Sweet! Learn somethng new every day!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010 12:46:12 PM »

Look up 'twined' knitting, I think that's what it is.  With a sort of picot edging.

I was thinking it looked a bit like one row of Latvian braid, which, after looking at the Knitty article on twined knitting, seems to be one row of that worked from the purlside.  Cheesy
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Roslet
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2010 12:23:19 PM »

Actually I think it is something I have just done on a pair of Mary Janes - first row: K1 *WRN twice, K1* Repeat to end of row, second row: K2tog (ie the k stitch and the first loop, dropping the second loop) to end of the row K1

Try it on a sample and see what you think.
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SomethingSweet
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2010 07:56:31 PM »

Hm, thanks for the tip, Roslet.  I am having a hard time finding any kind of tutorial for the WRN stitch, so I thought I'd ask if you know of a good one?  I'd love to try this out for my hat!
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2010 07:08:01 AM »

The 'wrn stitch' is just a YO. The one she's describing is YO twice and on the next row, only knit the first one and drop off the second making an elongated stitch. It's also called a drop st sometimes.
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