|25: Diagonal Hems &
You may want to
knit a garment with a pointed hem, either at the side or in the
front and back, or with a hem slanted from high on one side to a low
point on the other. Maybe the sleeve will end in a point. Wherever
the points, the edges have a diagonal slant and can be shaped in
The edge of the shaping that forms the point or slant should present
a clear line to allow stitches to be picked up neatly, to ensure
that any added trim or band looks good and sits flat without curling
1: (left) Increasing on first and second last stitch
of every row.
2: (right) Increasing on first or second last stitch
of every second row.
The point of
the band or the corner is a mitre, and has to be shaped according to
the slant of the diagonal so that the feature shape is preserved.
More increases or decreases on the ends of the band will make a very
sharp mitre, and fewer increases or decreases will result in a less
sharp point [pic 3,4].
3: (left) Increases worked on
4: (right) Increases on every second row.
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