A Vikkel braid in contrasting colour has the appearance of a chain stitch embroidered later on stockinette, but it is in fact worked at the same time as the row.
Work the border stitch in main colour 5MC) as indicated in the pattern. Here, I knitted 3 stitch, but it can be anything…
Step 1 : Setting up
M1L increase with the contrasting colour (CC).
Slip the stitch (CC) back onto left needle.
Make a 1/1 LC cable :
- work the 1st stitch (2nd on the left needle) in MC
- Work the 2nd stitch (1st stitch on the left needle) in CC
- drop the 2 stitches you have just worked from the left needle.
Slip the last stitch (CC) on right needle back onto left needle.
Repeat step 2 and 3 until you have reached your border stitches. Here, I’ve worked the vikkel braid to 3 stitches to end of row.
Knit the next 2 stitches together in MC, then finish your row. Cut the CC yarn.