August 7th, 2012

Tuesday’s Knitting Tip – Keeping the Facing of a Sweater Flat

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Thank you to Theresa, our Customer Service Supervisor who shared this fantastic tip with us!

I love the look of stockinette stitch, but it will roll if it’s used alone as an edging. The solution: knit in stockinette for the public side of your work, and ribbing for the inside of the work.

Here, Theresa worked stockinette, then a purl row, then ribbing. She tacked the facing down with a few stitches and it lays flat beautifully. This technique will give you the clean look of stockinette without the headache of rolling edges!

The sweater featured in the photo is the Knitbot Featherweight Cardigan.




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2 Responses to “Tuesday’s Knitting Tip – Keeping the Facing of a Sweater Flat”

  1. madamknitsalot Says:

    Are there any more detailed instructions on this technique. I’m just not getting it. But I guess if I had yarn and needles in hand, I might understand. Thanks.

  2. Heather Kaup Says:

    Does anyone know what cardigan pattern this is? I love the looks of it, but I need a pattern in order to make it.

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