Knitting edge stitch: Ridge & Furrow

with 2 Comments

I am working on my first knitting design and for this I designed a simple knit on edging. I chose to call it Ridge & Furrow, named after the archaeological evidence of a Medieval ploughing method. This brings back memories of standing in the middle of a field with a group of fellow archaeologists and looking at what is basically a series of bumps!! Fun times 🙂

The pattern is below and I wanted to also present one of my newly made videos for my Youtube Channel.

If you like this video and want to see more, come on over and subscribe on Youtube.

Ridge & Furrow edge stitch

To add this edge to your knitting you need a set of live stitches that are stitches x 6 + 5. In other words sequences of 6 stitches, with another 5 added to that. In the video I have basically made a garter stitch piece that I am knitting the edge onto. This is a good way to practice.

With the right side of the knitting (rs) facing, cast on 4 stitches using knitted cast-on. The edge is knit back and forth attaching the edge to the live stitches of the main knitting at the end of each rs row. The first and the last are knit differently and the other between them are knit with the ridge pattern.

First ridge:

1. K1, kfb, k1, pm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with sm, turn.

2. P till last stitch, bring yarn to front, slp1, turn.

3. K1,m1, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

4. P till last stitch, keeping yarn in front slp1, turn.

5. Repeat row 3

6. Repeat row 4

7. K1, ssk, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

8. P till last stitch, keeping yarn in front slp1, turn.

9. Repeat row 7

10. Repeat row 8

11. Repeat row 7

12. Repeat row 8

 

Ridge pattern:

1. K1,m1, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

2. P till last stitch, keeping yarn in front slp1, turn.

3. Repeat row 1

4. Repeat row 2

5. Repeat row 1

6. Repeat row 2

7. K1, ssk, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

8. P till last stitch, keeping yarn in front slp1, turn.

9. Repeat row 7

10. Repeat row 8

11. Repeat row 7

12. Repeat row 8

Last ridge:

1. K1,m1, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

2. P till last stitch, keeping yarn in front slp1, turn.

3. Repeat row 1

4. Repeat row 2

5. (Buttonhole row) K1,m1, k2, yo, k2tog, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

6. Repeat row 2

7. K1, ssk, k to m, sm, sl1, k1, psso, slip last stitch back to left needle together with m, turn.

8. Repeat row 2

9. Repeat row 7

10. Repeat row 8, you now have 1 stitch left of the marker and 4 right of the marker.

11. K1, ssk, pass first stitch on right needle over second stitch, *k1, pass first stitch on right needle over second stitch*, remove marker, repeat **, finish off.

Blocking

This edge pattern really must be blocked. Otherwise, the edge will just fold to the back. However, the finished look is of an edge that ever so slightly folds a little backwards.

Ridge and Furrow knit edge stitch by Eddie's Room, roued.com

Here is a sneak-peek of my first ever knit design kerchief. It will be available through Ravelry shortly. But it is using the edge design so keep an eye on the blog if you want to try out the edge pattern on a piece of knitting.

2 Responses

  1. John
    |

    Awesome! It’s a really good video too!

  2. John Roued-Cunliffe
    |

    That looks really cool!