Edgings make a good pattern great. Adding just the right edging to an afghan or sweater can make it stand out as unique and special. They are just the perfect finishing touch- the frosting. Here are a few I like to use.
Rings and Roses- this would make a nice edging for a ripple afghan or for a wedding afghan.
Mile-a-minute Edgings- these edgings use the mile-a-minute stitch method. I have not tried them but I like them.
Vintage Fancy Edging- this edging is so fancy that it would really spice up a special pattern
Paddle Wheel Lace Edging- this is a very lacy look, victorian look
Several Lace Edgings- these edgings made me drool at how pretty they are. The patterns are all in symbols.
Fussia Flower Edge- this is a pretty sophisticated edging.
Irish Lace Collar- I think this could be adapted to be a strait edging. I love the delicate flowers.
Lots of Edgings- links to lots of different edgings
Pineapple Swirls- this is one of my favorite edgings. I have used it on the bottom of T-shirts and other items and it just POPS!
Pyramid Braid- makes a nice triangular fringe
Slip Fringe- I love the way this fringe has some weight to it. I think it would make a good finge on a shawl
Cirlicue Fringe- would be cute on a kid's afghan
Eyelet Braid- simple edging that would work great for weaving a ribbon through.
Interlaced Edging- reminds me of the beginning of a ripple afghan, might look good on the edge of a towel
Popcon Fringe- great edging for adding some texture to the edge of a piece.
Luxurious Braid- would look great on the edge of a towel