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Knitted Braids

A braid is a decorative piece of knitting that can be attached separately to a garment piece, either as an edging or as surface decoration.

On a standard gauge machine, braids are best knitted in 4 ply yarn or lighter, as thicker yarns tend to jump off the needles. A slightly tighter tension than normal may need to be used.

Most braids require a claw weight to be attached. This needs to be continually moved up as knitting progresses.

Abbreviations used:

HP = Holding position
WP = Working position
NWP = Non-working position
COR = Carriage on right
UWP = Upper working position

Mock Crochet Braid

Mock crochet braid

Push 6 needles to WP and return needle 4 to NWP.
Cast on, knit 4 rows leaving COR and attach claw weight.
* Push the 3 needles at the left to HP and set carriage to Hold.
Knit 4 rows. Set carriage for normal knitting and knit 2 rows. *
Repeat from * to * to length required.

Single mock crochet braid

Double Mock Crochet Braid

Double Mock Crochet Braid

Push 11 needles to WP. Push needles 4 and 8 to NWP.
Cast on, knit 4 rows leaving COR and hang claw weight.
Set carriage to Hold.

*
Push needles 1, 2 and 3 to HP and knit 1 row.
Push needles 9, 10 and 11 to HP and knit 1 row (COR).
Knit 6 rows.
Push needles 1, 2 and 3 to UWP and knit 1 row.
Push needles 9, 10 and 11 to UWP and knit 1 row (COR).
Knit 2 rows.
*

Repeat from * to * to length required.

This braid naturally wraps and is ideal to encase an edge.

Double mock crochet braid




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