Sea of Dreams KAL: Knit In Hem Tutorial

April 1, 2013 at 5:48 pm 8 comments

I put together a simple picture tutorial for the knit in hem as it is written in the Sea of Dreams Baby Blanket pattern.

You will need a spare set of needles for this technique. It is best if they are the same size or smaller than the working needle size. For example, I am knitting the hem portion of my blanket on a US 5 / 3.75 mm needle and my spare needle size is a US 4 / 3.5 mm. If you have used the three needle bind off technique, you will quickly see that the knit in hem is done in the same fashion.

Hem 1 - Pick up stitches text rs

Hem 2 - Hold needles tog text

Hem 3 & 4 - k2tog text

Hem 5 - New stitch on left text

Please note that I used a long tail cast on. If you used a different type of cast on, your edge might look a bit different.  You will still pick up stitches and then work the stitches the same way; however, the loop you initially pick may differ. Work a few stitches and see if you like how your stitches look when you have completed step 4.

When you have finished, your hem should look similar to mine shown below.

Finished Hem text

If you haven’t started your blanket yet and would rather have live stitches rather than picking up stitches across the cast on edge, you can use a provisional cast on. My favorite provisional cast on is clearly demonstrated in this fabulous Lucy Neatby video. Sorry, I can not embed this video, but it is really the best, so go watch it and then came back here.

Questions or comments, talk to us in the KAL Ravelry thread or in the comments below.

Just so you know, I am using Addi Turbo needles and Malabrigo Arroyo yarn.

Happy Knitting!

~Angela M.


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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jamie  |  April 2, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Nice pictures to show this!

  • 2. Claire Rossbach  |  April 2, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Not only do you excel in knitting expertise, you are expert in digital documentary skills — a unique and coveted combination! Add to that your ability to relate to the beginner is going to make this KAL a joy. So glad I found you guys, or should I say, that you invited me!

    • 3.  |  April 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

      Wow, thanks Claire. You totally made my day with this comment. We are glad you decided to join us.

  • 4. veiledpurl  |  April 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    This is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

    ~The Veiled Purl @

  • 5. Marilyn  |  April 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Thanks for the pictures they’re great. I love this edging so pretty and easy!

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  • 7. BJ  |  February 2, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Thank you for these photos! I thought I understood the directions, but wasn’t 100% sure.


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