Posts Tagged ‘Barb Kapraun’

Knitting Machine Crochet by Barb Kapraun


 

KNIT SIDE

KNIT SIDE

 

 

PURL SIDE

PURL SIDE

 

UNFINISHED SIDE EDGES

UNFINISHED SIDE EDGES

 

Boy, I don’t know why you never see this technique posted whenever someone asks how to finish a side edge to keep it from rolling. The bottom picture is the fabric once it comes off of the machine and steamed flat. This is lace pattern 168 in the Brother Stitch World Book and it is a 10 stitch repeat and I used 20 stitches plus one on each side for the knitted edge stitch. When it comes off the machine it has a curvy edge that is nice but looks unfinished. I tried the machine knit single crochet and did not like it. It was okay on the front of the fabric but not nice on the purl side.

This sample in the first picture on the left side is the crab stitch done on the machine and the one on the right side of the fabric is the double crochet machine stitch. Both were very easy to do and look really nice when finished. The crab stitch on the purl side is very inconspicuous and looks nice. The double crochet on the purl side gives a raised two column look which I also find attractive. On the double crochet you can try it hanging the fabric from the wrong side and see what that looks like. I know it will look nice.
Both of the edges, crab stitch and double crochet would look nice around an afghan, scarf, front edge of jacket, cuff band and even collar. On this particular fabric design, where it curved in I picked up every other stitch on the fabric so it would curve nicely. If it comes out a straight edge, you would not have to do that. The beauty of these edges is that they can be knitted using any machine.

Here is the link with the directions if you care to give it a try. I make notebooks after I try things and I attach the sample to the page of directions. Easy to find when you need to use it.

You will also see pictures for the single crochet and decide if you want to try it.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xe9djnydz15jjd2/5Up1s6RSIf

 

Knit Edges by Barb Kapraun of Indiana


BARB KAPRAUN KNIT EDGES

Barb Kapraun “Beginner’s Machine Knit Edges”

I am really glad that I stumbled on this hand out. I think I got this when I was in Indiana at the Knit Knack Shop Christmas in July.(years ago)   These two edges I love. You can put these on the bottom edge of sweater or on the vertical edge of sweater after the sweater is knitted. I did them with the contrast yarn so you can see what part is the knitted edge. I think they would both look nice going up the front  edge of a jacket . You have to try this to see how nice the edge looks. Here is the link.

All of these trims can be done on all machines.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9ru72moumib6pj1/lpdRWmZZnX