How to change a border

by Lyn veigel
(Ft worth , tx)

I didn't knit the starting border correctly and now have finished the whole piece. Any way I can change the border without ripping it all out?

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Aug 23, 2016
Fixing the border from the beginning without ripping it apart
by: Ratchadawan

It's possible if the border is not too complicated e.g. ribbing, garter st or seed st borders. What is your border stitch?

What I would do is find a smaller size knitting needle and start picking up all stitches from a second row from a cast on row. Just make sure to check it a few times to make sure you don't miss any stitch and that they are on the same row. Then I would trim off the cast on row (It's too hard to unravel). Once you get rid of all the snipped pieces, you can start your border beginning from the last row of your border to the first row. Then cast off.

That how I would do mine. I hope this helps and I sure hope that you don't have to rip the whole thing apart.

Thanks for the question and visiting.


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