Perfect Edge Coasters by Assia Brill

Perfect Edge Coasters

by Assia Brill
Knitting
October 2019
Aran (8 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 25 rows = 4 inches
in Double knitting stitch pattern
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
7.0 mm
4.5 mm
20 - 22 yards (18 - 20 m)
one size
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DS Chain cast-on, DS Chain bind-off and knit DS selvedge all produce very neat and attractive edges. Knitted in two colours they are even more decorative and ideal for Double knitting.

These Coasters were designed to demonstrate how Distitch can wrap around a piece in Double knitting. Also it is a small project – perfect for studying a new technique. After you’ve learned it, it’ll be easy to apply to any Double knitting projects.

You can see them in this video (time 1:50 - 2:20).

I recommend cotton or cotton mix yarns for easy washing. It is preferable to have two colours of the same yarn type. This project is ideal for using up leftovers!

Size
Approximately 9.5 cm (3.75”) square

Yarn
Rowan All Seasons Cotton:
One ball each in colours:
178 Organic (MC),
248Strawberry (CC).
This quantity is enough to make 9 coasters, because
for one coaster you need only 10-11g of yarn.

Yardage
10 m of aran weight yarn, each colour

Needles
1.5 mm or 2.0 mm (US 000 or 0), for working flat
2.75 mm (US 2), for working flat
3.25 mm (US 3), for working flat
7.0 mm (US 10.5), for working flat
4.5 mm (US 7) crochet hook

Gauge
17 sts x 25 rows = 10 cm (4”) square in Double
knitting pattern using 3.25 mm (US 3) needles

Difficulty Level
Intermediate

Technical editor James Bartley.