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It’s funny how things work out. This post titled “These 4 Stitches Will Instantly Improve Your Knitting” introduced the Hatch Edge (shown to the right) and is our most popular post by far (really far, as in 400% higher than any other post). Thanks to the members of the Knitting Paradise forum, that post has jumped in popularity in just the past few weeks and now has over 15,000 views. Wow.
There is such an interest in fixing the rolling knit edge issue that we’ve added bonus material for our blog followers. When you join us you can download a PDF file with written instructions for three alternative edges.
The Showy Ridge Edge
The Showy Ridge Edge uses 5 stitches, but like the Hatch Edge does not take up that much space, about the same as 2 garter stitches. You’ll notice the similarities; the use of a 1-stitch, knit edge and a column of purl stitches to help prevent rolling (2 in this case). This edge, however, has more of a clean, contemporary line created by the connected line of Showy Decreases.
Here’s a swatch if you’d like to give it a try.
I hope you’ll give this a try in your projects. Here are some links that you’ll find helpful: