Double knit stockinette band

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We are using a DK weight yarn, and it's best not using a heavier yarn than that, rather a smaller like a fingering, even if your garment is in a thicker yarn.
From RS pick up appropriate no of sts from the edge of your garment.
Since we use a DK weight and a size 7 needle, we are picking up approx 5 sts per inch. If using a fingering weight use a size 2 needle and pick up approx 7-8 sts per inch.
Firsts row (WS): k1tbl, *yo, k1tbl*, repeat *-* to end of row. Sts on needle are doubled.
2nd row (RS): knit all yo and slip the purls with yarn in front.
3rd row (WS): knit all slipped sts and slip the purls with yarn in front.
Continue like row 3 to desired width on band.
Bind off from WS by P2 tog, P2tog, slip the preceding st over as a normal bind off.

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Comments (7)

I like the video! I just wanted to ask you in which cases do we knit this way? maybe to avoid sewing two stockinette garments later? and why don't you just knit as we normally do in stocking? Thanks in advance!

Barbara 02.05.2014 - 08:30:

This is a very nice bind-off. What are your recommendation for its use. It look like it could be a nice button band but I would be sure how to create the button holes. My second question, is it stretchy enough to use as a band on a hat? Thanks in advance and also for sharing this free tutorial.

Anita J 25.01.2014 - 21:27:

Lena 17.03.2014 - 22:34:

Here is a video showing how to make buttonholes on a band like this one.

Hej, kan jag ersätta resoren i ärmar samt även resoren och framkanten i en kofta med denna snygga kant? Hur gör man med knapphål?

Yvonne 19.07.2013 - 13:56:

I like it i can use it to knitt a kids cap

Raj 18.07.2013 - 11:36:

Gracias por compartir...Saludos

Maritza 18.11.2012 - 01:38:

You can use it for a front band, collar, but you can also for example double knit a scarf.

DROPS Design 16.11.2012 - 23:02:

What this tipe of knitting use for?

Nime 16.11.2012 - 22:51:

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