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April 12, 2005

Red It Shall Be

Thanks to all the red supporters out there who preferred the red trim to the brown trim for nona's t-shirt.  I hope you know by now, faithful reader, that nona likes to think for herself, but sometimes you have to go with the group -- so red trim it will be!

I absolutely love knitting with the Calmer and am almost up to the armholes on the back.  For the hem I decided to use an alternative turning technique.  Instead of using a purl row as the turning row, I used a picot edging -- a bit more feminine nona thinks.  Here's how I altered the pattern: (come on continue reading -- you'll see another picture...)

  • Cast on
  • Starting with a wrong side (WS) row, work 7 rows in stockinette stitch
  • Next row -- a right side (RS) row -- work the picot edging.  K1 [yo, k2tog]*, k1
  • Work 7 rows in stockinette stitch
  • Next row -- a RS row -- turn the hem following Alison's directions.

Remember, a pattern is merely a suggestion to the intelligent knitter -- change it to suit your style and knitting preferences.

Picot Edging

April 12, 2005 in Knit Along - nothin' but a t-shirt | Permalink


What a pretty edging! Now I have to frog the whole thing... no I'm kidding again. But I will use the idea some other time I'm sure, thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Mia | Apr 12, 2005 9:30:43 AM

That looks great! I'm almost done with side one, making it a little bit longer because I'm freakishly long-waisted (and short-legged...sigh). I like it so far, but think I'll turn the hem on the sleeves and neck at a half-inch, as I'm using no contrasting yarn. Pictures soon!

Posted by: Dava | Apr 12, 2005 2:39:00 PM

you weren't kidding, that edge is awfully sweet!

Posted by: tania | Apr 12, 2005 2:46:31 PM

The picot edge does give the T a feminine touch. Does Nona use those strategically placed safety pins to serve as row markers too? Sure beats counting over and over again.

Posted by: erin | Apr 12, 2005 6:22:33 PM

Really pretty. I'm going to do that when I make a second T.

Posted by: Rebecca | Apr 12, 2005 7:28:06 PM

Darn i wish i'd thought of that. Ah well too late now : )

Posted by: anna | Apr 13, 2005 1:53:51 AM

The bamboo yarn for my t-shirt has still not arrived (all the way from Winnipeg.)
I am therefore knitting along in spirit, while working on Sally Melville's "Vine Lace Cardi" from "A Gathering of Lace."

Posted by: Judith | Apr 13, 2005 5:34:25 AM

Aw everybody knits faster than me!
Knit on,
your friend

Posted by: Elizabeth | Apr 13, 2005 10:29:43 AM

The picot edging is gorgeous - wish I had thought of that too - makes it just a little more feminine. I love special touches like that...

Posted by: Vicki | Apr 14, 2005 11:56:14 AM

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