how to knit corner of cable and lace mitered cornersDo you remember my lace edging with twisted trim? I have received questions (in comments and by email) about how to knit mitered corners with twisted cables. I didn’t know the answer then, but this problem is fixed now.

I think I haven’t made something so challenging for awhile. I made four swatches (three went to garbage because my brain sent the error with “program not responding” message) and spent 3 hours on each. And if I’m being totally honest then I don’t want to see any knitted lace corners in my near future… PLUS, I’m not entirely satisfied (this means that I’m going to redo it someday).

I’m not going to lie to you – this is not easy. You’ll have to pay close attention and it is hard to follow. But it’s doable.

 

knit cable trim corner how toJust take your time and don’t rush. Print it and use bookmark of some kind, if you have to. And ask, if something is confusing (I may have typing errors – I hope I don’t have but it may be possibility, so forgive me).

 

Abbreviations:

  • k – knit
  • p – purl
  • ssk – slip, slip, knit 2 sts together
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together
  • k3tog – knit 3 sts together
  • YO – yarn over
  • 4/4 LC – 4 stitches on cable needle, hold in front, k next 4 stitches and then k the ones on cable needle
  • w&t – wrap and turn (very nice tutorial on how to make “wrap & turn” on Knotions)
  • sts – stitches

 

And instructions:

Row 1(RS): k13, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 2 (this and all the wrong side rows if not stated otherwise): p to last three stitches, k last 3 stitches;

Row 3: k14, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 5: k15, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC (4 stitches on cable needle, hold in front, k next 4 stitches and then k the ones on cable needle);

Row 7: k16, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 9: k17, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 11: k18, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 13: k19, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC;

Row 15: k20, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 17: k21, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 19: k22, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 21: k22, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, YO, k3tog, 4/4 LC;

Row 23: k21,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 25: k20,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 27: k19,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 29: k18,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 30: p to last 3 stitches, k1, w&t; (2 left)

Row 31: k15,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 32: p to last 4 stitches, w&t; (4 left)

Row 33: k12,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 34: p to last 6 stitches, w&t; (6 left)

Row 35: k9,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 36: p to last 8 stitches, w&t; (8 left)

Row 37: k6, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 38: p to last 10 stitches, w&t; (10 left)

Row 39: k3, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 40: p to last 12 stitches, w&t; (12 left)

Row 41: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 42: p to last 13 stitches, w&t; (13 left)

Row 43: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 44: p to last 14 stitches, w&t; (14 left)

Row 45: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC;

Row 46: p to last 15 stitches, w&t; (15 left)

Row 47: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 48: p to last 16 stitches, w&t; (16 left)

Row 49: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 50: p to last 17 stitches, w&t; (17 left)

Row 51: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 52: p to last 18 stitches, w&t; (18 left)

Row 53: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC;

Row 54: p to last 19 stitches, w&t; (19 left)

Row 55: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 56: p to last 19 stitches, w&t; (19 left)

Row 57: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 58: p8, w&t;

Row 59: k8;

Row 60: p8, w&t;

Row 61: 4/4 LC;

Row 62: p to last 20 stitches, w&t; (20 left)

Row 63: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 64: p to last 19 stitches, w&t; (19 left)

Row 65: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 66: p to last 18 stitches, w&t; (18 left)

Row 67: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 68: p to last 17 stitches, w&t; (17 left)

Row 69: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 70: p to last 16 stitches, w&t; (16 left)

Row 71: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 72: p to last 15 stitches, w&t; (15 left)

Row 73: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 74: p to last 14 stitches, w&t; (14 left)

Row 75: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 76: p to last 13 stitches, w&t; (13 left)

Row 77: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 78: p to last 12 stitches, w&t; (12 left)

Row 79: k1, YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 80: p to last 12 stitches, w&t; (12 left)

Row 81: k1, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 82: p to last 10 stitches, w&t; (10 left)

Row 83: k4, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 84: p to last 8 stitches, w&t; (8 left)

Row 85: k7, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC;

Row 86: p to last 6 stitches, w&t; (6 left)

Row 87: k10, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 88: p to last 4 stitches, w&t; (4 left)

Row 89: k13, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 90: p to last 3 stitches, k1, w&t; (2 left)

Row 91: k16, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 92: (this and all the wrong side rows): p to last three stitches, k last 3 stitches;

Row 93: k19, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, 4/4 LC;

Row 95: k20, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 97: k21, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 99: k22, (YO, ssk) 3 times, YO, k8;

Row 101: k22, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, YO, k3tog, 4/4 LC;

Row 103: k21,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 105: k20,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 107: k19,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 109: k18,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 111: k17,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 113: k16,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 115: k15,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 117: k14,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, 4/4 LC;

Row 119: k13,YO, k3tog, (YO, k2tog) 2 times, k8;

Row 120: p to last three stitches, k last 3 stitches;

 knit mitered corner edging

 

Now, if you made it this far then I congratulate you and I promise, someday I’ll make instruction for “Diamond of the Island” lace corner too, but…. not now. I have to recover from this one.

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Corner how-to for cable and lace edging

  • 15. August 2016 at 16:11
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    Is this a scarf or a swatch?

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  • 23. December 2016 at 21:35
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    I want to use your beautiful cable edging on a baby blanket I’ve been asked to make. I haven’t decided on a pattern yet, but I want it to be more or less square and I want the cable edging on all four sides. I understand how to knit the sides as I go and how to pick up the cast on and bind off edges to add it there, but I am worried about the corners. Seems to me that I could just continue the right side edge over the top and meet up with the top left corner, but then what? And how would I handle the bottom corners from the cast on edge so that they join up neatly with the already-knit sides? Would a provisional cast on help?

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    • 30. December 2016 at 11:39
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      Actually, I’m not sure. I think cast on should be quite flexible. I would maybe even use the crochet cast on…

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