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vaknitter
08-04-2011, 09:41 PM
I need some help with picking up stitches and adding a decorative border to a baby blanket. I am on a yarn diet and attempting to make a blanket for my niece due in Dec without buying yarn. I had 2 skeins of a varigated yarn that I used for the center of the blanket and now need to add a border to make it a more functional size...I really don't want to do a ribbed border, do I have other options? I see people do crochetted borders all the time, but last time I tried to crochet it took me an hour to chain 3ft.

Jan in CA
08-04-2011, 09:49 PM
This would make a beautiful edging.
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=442&language=

Here's a bunch more though, too.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/edgings_insertions.php

fatoldladyinpjs
08-04-2011, 10:28 PM
Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

http://www.januaryone.com/archives/2006/06/how_to_build_a_log_cabin.php

Jan in CA
08-04-2011, 10:57 PM
Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

http://www.januaryone.com/archives/2006/06/how_to_build_a_log_cabin.php

Yes. vaknitter has already knit her blanket though. She just needs the edging. If you're looking to do it then go for it! It's easy.

SDK
08-05-2011, 12:33 AM
What are the current dimensions? It might help us point you in a more specific direction.

SDK
08-05-2011, 12:36 AM
This might help, too.

http://cache.lionbrand.com/faq/440.html?language=

vaknitter
08-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Thank you so much for all the links ! Never even occurred to me to look at knitting pattern central.
As I've never added a border before should I pick-up and knit the first row of stitches with a larger needle?

salmonmac
08-06-2011, 07:24 AM
I would do the border with the same size needle, possibly with a one size smaller needle depending on the border you choose. There's a good video to help with how to pick up and how often to pick up sts on the Free Videos tab at the top of the page under Tips.