Twisted Herringbone Edge

**this tutorial is picture-less at the moment but you are welcome to use it. Look for pictures next week sometime **

The twisted herringbone edge is a wonderful edging for two-color, stranded hats. Because this edge doesn’t roll up like stockinette it can be used instead of the traditional ribbing to bring a different look to some of your favorite patterns.

To start the edge, you can use the two color cast-on method (this is not required but it does make the edge look a lot cleaner)

CO required amount of stitches using the two color cast-on method

  • take both strands of yarn and loosely tie them together
  • put one strand over your thumb and the other strand over your index finger (the knot will be facing toward you)
  • cast on like you would for the traditional long-tail method

Below are instructions on how to do the twisted herringbone edge in the round:

(Place stitch marker and join to work in the round making sure that no stitches are twisted)

Row 1:  * with MC, K1, with CC, K1; repeat from * to end

Row 2:  bring yarn in front; * bringing the yarn under the other and with MC, P1, bringing the strand of yarn under the other yarn and with CC, P1; repeat from * to end (the two strands of yarn will be incredibly twisted after this round- don’t worry, they will untwist during the next round)

Row 3: keeping yarn in front; * bringing the yarn over  the other and with MC, P1, bringing the strand of yarn over the other yarn and with CC, P1; repeat from * to end

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