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Chained Edges - collected stitch/chain stitch
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Apr 16, 2019 09:28:11   #
Palma Asd
In the knitting description of the twist top it is stated that each row must be started with a collected stitch/chain stitch to get a decorative border. (See the closeup of edge of the top)

As almost always with knitting, there is no single way to knit a collected stitch/chain stitch. Picking up the first stitch is often used. You can then choose whether to reverse the stitch or straight and you can also pick up the first stitch and knit the last stitch twisted.

Until now it was unknown to me in machine knitting, but on the "Knit it Now" site I found a way to describe how to do that.

I'm curious if there are other ways...

Apr 16, 2019 11:10:56   #
Patrice B-Z (a regular here)
I Love this ! Added to my list as well!
Apr 17, 2019 14:43:21   #
Palma Asd
No one else interested
Apr 18, 2019 15:31:24   #
Catlady45 (a regular here)
It does create a nice edge. Love the top too.
Apr 19, 2019 15:50:41   #
Thanks for posting that link. Bookmarked it and will print out & add to my notebook.
Apr 22, 2019 09:17:53   #
You're just purling the edge stitches? is this correct?
Apr 22, 2019 13:53:52   #
Palma Asd
verwin wrote:
You're just purling the edge stitches? is this correct?

If you knit the stockinette stitch by hand then you knit the first row, turn the piece around - the position of the stitches changes and the tread comes forward - and you can make the purl stitch row.

The stockinette stitch on a knitting machine is made without having to reverse the work of having to make a purl stitch row.

A knitting machine does no more than replace an old loop with a new one. The position of the stitches remains the same in both the knit and the purl row (see the gif in the download how a knitting machine works )

So depending if the knitting machine is working on the knit or the purl row, in the case of the purl row you have to manually rotate the first non knitted stitch at the beginning and manually change the loops of the last stitch to get in both case an knit stitch.

Attached file:
Apr 22, 2019 14:18:02   #
Yes. Thank you. Neat animation by the way!
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