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« 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!
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« 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.

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« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2008 08:21:47 PM »

Thanks for responding!
I'll print it out and try!
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