The following is used in the borders for each quilt block in the soon-to-be-published A Celtic Quilt 2 (and a variation of this technique is used in the outer border for my Celtic Quilt 1).

A Vikkel Braid places a row of knit stitches horizontally across the work. When knitting a Vikkel Braid in the round, you want to join the two ends so that it looks like one continuous line (avoiding the jog that usually happens when proceeding to the next round).

Here are some Step-by-Step pictures of the joining procedure:

(c)2015 Step 1: Insert RN tip through vertical bar of the first Vikkel Braid stitch and into the st below the next st on the LN
(c)2015 Step 2: Pull yarn through [to k1] dropping original st off LN (dropped st will seem to hang but will settle)
(c)2015 Step 2: Pull yarn through [to k1] DO NOT drop original st off LN
(c)2015 Step 3: pass 2nd st on RN over first and off the needle
(c)2015 Step 3: pass 2nd st on RN over first and off the needle.
(c)2015 A Celtic Quilt 1 Outer Border
(c)2015 A Celtic Quilt 1 Outer Border
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