Two Pretty Fringes for Chair Covers

Fringe number 1 from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting

Fringe Pattern No 1

Sample fringe was knit with two strands of fingering weight sock wool on 4mm needles.

Original Pattern

Cast on an even number of stitches for covers, 8 will be a good number, and use double wool. Make 1 by passing the wool round, seam 2 together, repeat; both rows are done in this manner: when sufficient fringe is done, cast off 4 stitches, take out the other pin, and unravel the remaining stitches.

Updated Pattern

Abbreviations

P2tog – purl two stitches together
Yo – yarn over

Pattern

Using your yarn doubled (or more for thinner yarns), cast on an even number of stitches. This example uses 8 stitches.

Every row: *Yo, p2tog; repeat from * to end

When you have knit your fringe to the desired length, cast off 4 stitches. Unravel the remaining 4 stitches all the way down to the cast on edge to create the fringe.

Fringe Pattern No 2

Fringe number 2 from Cornelia Mee's Exercises in Knitting

Sample fringe was knit with dk weight wool on 4mm needles.

Original Pattern

Cast on 9 stitches, make a stitch, seam 2 together, make a stitch, seam 2 together, make a stitch, seam 2 together (the wool is cut in lengths of about 6 inches and put in 3 at a time), put in 1 piece of the fringe, knit 2 plain stitches, pass the piece of fringe between the needles, knit the last stitch.

Second row:—Knit the 2 first stitches, knit the third and the piece of fringe together, knit the rest plain, knit the next row the same as the first. Continue with these 2 rows alternately till sufficient fringe is made. It may be done either in one plain colour, or the knitting in one colour and the fringe in another.

Updated Pattern

Abbreviations

K – knit
P2tog – purl two stitches together
Yo – yarn over

Pattern

Cut the yarn you would like to use or the fringed edging into 15cm lengths.

Using the appropriate coloured yarn for the header of your fringe, cast on 9 stitches.

1st row: (Yo, p2tog) three times, lay three (or more) strands of cut fringe between the stitches, knit 2, bring the end of the three strands of fringe yarn from the back of your knitting to the front, k1. You will now have 6 strands of fringe hanging down the front of your knitting.

2nd row: Knit 2, k the next stitch together with the strands of fringe yarn that lay across the back of the knitting between the two stitches, knit to the end of the row.

Repeat these two rows until your fringe is the correct length.

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