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Nov 17, 2005
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Trims 1, 2 and 3 Click on Picture to enlarge
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TRIMS OR BRAIDS
To Be sewn onto item after braid or trim knitted.

1. PUFFED PICOT ... Purl side is the right side on this trim
---Use a fairly lightweight dress yarn, experiment to get it the way you want
---Sample done in Estillo at Tension 3 on Brother 940
Proceedure:
-Cast on 6 stitches and Knit 2 rows
-**Counting from Right, pull needles 4 and 5 to hold, (set carriage to hold) Knit 4 rows.
-Return needles 4 and 5 to work(upper working position so they knit on next row) and put needles 2, 5, and 6 into hold and Knit 6 rows wrapping needle 6 each time carriage is on that side.
-Return all needles to upper working position and knit 2 rows.**
-Repeat from ** to ** to desired length and bind off.

Variation (not shown)...do not knit 2 rows between needle changes.

2. CROCHET LOOK LOOPS ..experiment to see if you like the Purl side best...
Pictured in Dress yarn (Estillo Tension 3) and sport yarn Tension 10 )
Yarn...your choice, Tension, use same tension you would normally use for the yarn.
Proceedure:
-Cast on 6 stitches and Knit 2 rows
-**Pull needles 3, 4, 5, 6 (counting from Right) to hold, set carriage ot hold, and knit 10 rows on remaining 2 needles (do not wrap needles in hold).
-Now, return 1 needle to work and knit 2 rows, doing this until all needles are back in work.**
-Repeat from ** to ** as needed, then bind off
This trim tends to curl naturally so might be easy to place on a neckline.

Variation(shown)...shown in Estillo Tension 3...
Do proceedure as above, then on next loop, do it on the other side, by knitting 1 Row and then begin by placing needles 1, 2, 3, 4 (counting from Right) in hold, knit 10 rows, then returning 1 needle to work, knitting 2 rows and so on until all needles are back in work, then knit 1 Row and start at ** again. This method gives you a loop on both sides of the braid, does not naturraly curl, and has an interesting look.

3. SHEAVES OF WHEAT...a Scallop trim
Choose a relatively fine yarn, since you will have numerous loops held on needle
Purl side pictured, but knit side is interesting too.
Shown in Estillo...Tension 5

Proceedure:
-Cast on 6 stitches, Knit 2 rows.
-**Put needle #3 (counting from the right) in Hold (carriage in hold). Knit 3 rows.
-Put needle #6 in hold. Knit 5 rows (do not wrap)
-Put all needles back into work and knit 2 rows.**
-Repeat from ** to ** as needed.
Bind off.

Variations: Try more rows of knitting while needles are in hold...your yarn willl somewhat dictate how many rows you can do. Also, try more rows between each scallop for a different look too.

Trims 4,5,6,7
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4. FOLDED SCALLOP TRIM
This works nicely with any yarn, knit with a tension perhaps a little looser than you normally use for the yarn, experimenting is in order!
Pictured in Estillo Yarn, Tension 4

Proceedure:
-Place 8 needles into work, then push needle # 5 back (counting from the right side) inot non working position. Cast on over there 7 needles and Knit 2 rows.
-**Place needles #3, 4, 5, 6, 7 in hold, (set carriage to hold) and knit 4 rows over the remaining 2 needles ( do not wrap needles).
-push all needles back to work, knit 6 rows. **
-repeat from ** to ** as needed. Bind off.
Attach this binding flat, or fold over edge of knitting and attach as desired.

Variation (shown)
-Instead of knitting only 4 rows on the 2 needles, try 10, or ????

5. FLAT TEXTURED BRAID
This trim lays flat and is a good inch wide
Purl side is the right side.
Consider this for bands around edges of coat sleeves and more!
Sample shown in Estillo, Tension 4

Proceedure:
-Bring 11 needles into work, then push needles 4 and 8 back out of work. Cast on over the remaining 9 needles and Knit 2 rows.
-**Pull the center needle of each set of three needles out to hold, set carriage to hold, knit 6 rows.
-Push the needles in hold back to upper work and knit 2 rows.**
-Repeat from ** to ** for length needed.
Bind off

6. RAISED ROPE TRIM
Use this to give some chunky design to a sweater.
You must pull on this trim after to removing from machine to get the design to "POP" out.
Sample shown in Estillo, Tension 4

Proceedure:
-Pull 11 needles out to working position, then push back out of work needles 4 and 8.
Cast on over the remaining 9 needles and knit 2 rows.
-**Pull center needle of each group of 3 needles out to hold and set carriage to hold, and knit 4 rows.
-push the above needles back to upperworking position and knit 2 rows.
-Push needles # 3, 4, 6 and 7 into holding position, and knit 4 rows. WATCH TO MAKE SURE YOU DON'T DROP THE STITCH ON NEEDLE #5!
-Push above needles back to work and knit 2 rows.**
-Repeat from ** to ** for length needed.




7. OFFSET FRILLY LOOPS
Not sure where to use this but try it anyway!
Samples shown in Estillo, Tension 4

Proceedure:
-Cast on 10 stitches and knit 2 rows.
-**Put 6 needles on left side in hold position and set carriage to hold, knit 8 rows on the 4 remaining stitches.
-Put the left 5 needles back into upper work, (leave the other needle still in hold), and knit 3 rows.
-Put the right 6 needles into hold (include the one already in hold in this number) and knit 8 rows and the remaining 4 needles.
-Put the right 5 needles in upper working position and knit 3 rows.**
-Repeat from ** to ** for length desired.

Variation...Cast on only 6 stitches, putting 4 needles into hold, and knitting on only 2 needles (this makes a narrower trim and looks more crochet-like I think)