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brendajos
08-16-2006, 12:38 PM
I am going to be making a Feather and fan throw based sort of on the pattern on Knitpicks. I am double stranding it with Merino Style and Suri Dream though. I think I have decided that I am going to do it on 11s because, while I like the airiness of the 13s I think the 11s just seem to swatch into a better fabric. Now this pattern only has one stitch on each end for selvidge and no border on the ends. what i can't decide is if it is better to add more stitches to the border or not. I saw one on CPY that had a 10 stitch border i believe (or five? can't remember for sure at the moment) that seems to lay flatter. I am just not sure which is better since I am using thicker yarn.

Any opinions? Border or no Border?

knitqueen
08-16-2006, 12:53 PM
Hmmmm, I haven't done a whole lot with feather and fan but I did do a dishcloth once and it layed flat as flat can be. Curling wasn't an issue at all. All it had was a 2 stitch garter border.

Shandeh
08-16-2006, 01:00 PM
I did a baby blanket with that pattern. I think my border was about 5 or 6 stitches.
Afghan Border (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/80199706/in/set-1808355/)
Completed Afghan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/112521536/in/set-1808355/)

brendajos
08-16-2006, 01:01 PM
oh no it isn't curling i am worried about. i am wondering more about pretty edges and all that. as i think about it, i really like the sort of scalloped edge you get on the bottom with no border and the one on CPY didn't seem to have that. Maybe do a three stitch selvidge to keep it somewhat uniform with the pattern and have a stitch i can slip for a prettier edge... :thinking:

chan58
08-16-2006, 05:10 PM
I did a baby blanket with that pattern. I think my border was about 5 or 6 stitches.
Afghan Border (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/80199706/in/set-1808355/)
Completed Afghan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/59646927@N00/112521536/in/set-1808355/)

Wow!!! just viewed your baby blanket and it is beautiful!!! Super job!!! :hug:

brendajos
08-16-2006, 05:21 PM
oooh i missed your response Sandy. That is gorgeous.... now i hafta think some more... maybe i will play with what i have at home and see how i like it.

Shandeh
08-16-2006, 09:43 PM
Thanks, my friends! I was so proud of it when it was completed. :hug: