IS #3: Gettin’ Edgy

Welcome to another Inspiration Saturday post! Last week I was all about chunky lace, large motifs, big details. Today, I’d like to talk about the little things, namely: edgings.

BMFA Socks That Rock Lightweight, colorway Comfort and Joy

I am completely and utterly charmed by the i-cord edging on this sock, a modified version of Joy by A. Karen Alfke, one of the patterns from the 2011 Rockin’ Sock Club. I changed the ribbing pattern on this sock but the edging!– the edging, I adore. It’s a little bit frilly, a little bit silly, and totally makes this festive sock extra wonderful. Sometimes, it’s the smallest detail that makes an otherwise plain or simple knit extraordinary.

Here’s another example, which you’ve seen here before:

The Sanguine Gryphon Codex, colorways Lionness of Brittany and On Seeing The 100% Perfect Girl

The pattern is Regina by Carina Spencer. The way the brim is knit in the opposite direction from the rest of the hat is so fantastic, and the flare is feminine yet not overmuch. It adds a lot of interest to an otherwise plain hat and I think it’s a brilliant design which I really enjoyed knitting.

And the piece de resistance:

Photo from Ravelry pattern page.

This is Hasselnusse by Anne Hanson. It is a gorgeous little cowl design comprised almost entirely of interesting edgings. The leafy hem edging is knit first and then stitches are picked up all around it to make a button band. It’s clever and looks like a quick, satisfying knit. I bought the pattern almost at first sight, I could not resist. I look forward to knitting this and finding the perfect buttons to finish the whole thing off someday. (Buttons, another small yet crucial detail… it’s all in the details!)

These are the things that have got me going this week! If you’d like to share something you’ve seen/found/done that’s inspired you lately, please link along below. I’d love to read it!

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3 thoughts on “IS #3: Gettin’ Edgy

  1. No0, I don't think it will feel bulky at all. It's only a 3-stitch i-cord so it's not very thick and when stretched it flattens out a bit. I kind of want to put it on everything I knit now… haha.

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  2. The wing-like detail on the hat is definitely what makes that pattern, and you really accented it by knitting it in silver. The cowl is so gorgeous! I'm definitely queuing that beauty. I'm also glad that I'm not the only one who struggles to find suitable buttons for things.

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