Point Edging

A simple and elegant way to finish a top-down shawl, this edging pattern ends in a series of points. Because the last row includes yarn over increases but no decreases, the stitch count jumps dramatically immediately before binding off. This results in a bind-off edge with plenty of “give,” making it possible to block out the points sharply.

This edging pattern appears in Knitting Lace Triangles by Evelyn Clark, and the Daphne pattern in Dreaming of Shetland.

Shown with a cast-on count of 29 stitches.   Getting chart...

  • Row 1 (RS): *Yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, yo, k3, sl1-k2tog-psso, k3, yo.
  • Row 2: Purl.
  • Row 3: *Yo, k9, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, yo, k9, yo (multiple of 12 sts, plus 11).
  • Repeat rows 1-2.