In Part 1 of the Attached Lace Edging tutorial I showed you how to attach a lace edging to live stitches. In part 2 we'll look at what to do when you reach the end of the live stitches and need to turn the corner by picking up stitches and attaching the edging to the vertical edge.


All live stitches have been attached.


After you have joined all the live stitches, work a wrong side row of the lace edging pattern to the last stitch.


Slip the last stitch to the right hand needle and set left hand needle aside.


Now look at the edge of your fabric and see the slipped stitches along the vertical edge. Insert your needle from back to front (as if to purl) behind both legs of the next slipped stitch.


Wrap yarn around needle and draw stitch through (pick up and purl.)


Pick up left hand needle again.  Insert it into slipped stitch and pass the slipped stitch over, joining lace edging to edge of body.


Joined (wrong side view)


After joining, turn and work a right side row of the lace edging, slipping the first stitch as before.  No special changes are made to the lace pattern while rounding the corner. Because the edging is only eleven stitches wide, blocking will stretch the corner sufficiently to create a lovely corner.


After turning the corner and joining a few more rows.

Continue joining by picking up and purling, then passing the slipped stitch over every wrong side row as established.  Work in this manner to the next corner where you'll resume joining to live stitches.

This tutorial shows me using my long circular needle for my left hand needle, but it's a lot more comfortable to use two double pointed needles for joining the lace edging to the vertical edge of the body.

Patterns that use this technique:

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Issa's Bloomers

Part 1 of Attached Lace Edging Tutorial

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