View Full Version : Pattern Stitch Opinion

05-22-2007, 02:17 PM
I would like to use "Sugar Cubes" as a stitch pattern for a baby blanket. http://cache.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq-search.cgi?store=/stores/eyarn&faqKey=272

My question is - Since it looks from the pattern that the edges are likely to curl, am I able to add a border to this pattern to keep it from doing so and do you have a border recommendation outside the traditional garter?

Thanks in advance :hug:
Oh- While I have you on the line - can someone tell me how to re-name my links so they aren't so long?

05-22-2007, 02:30 PM
I think moss/seed stitch would look great with the "sugar" cubes pattern. I think Version 1 on this page (http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/stitches/moss.htm)would look nice.

To get links shorter you can use the [ url = http://websiteaddresshere.com ] text [ /url ] (without the spaces)

and it will appear with text as the link.

I hope this helps!

05-22-2007, 03:04 PM
If you don't want garter stitch, then I'd go with the seed stitch idea, or a double seed/moss stitch. That would fit with the pattern pretty well too.


05-22-2007, 03:11 PM
Thanks for the information :)

I think I know the answer to this question but I'm questioning myself so I better ask it...The pattern calls for a multiple of 8+1. Does that mean for every eight stitches I cast on an extra 1 or do I cast on the number of multiples I need e.g 24 then 1 for a total of 25?

05-22-2007, 03:15 PM
I always question myself, even when it seems simple! ;)

You are correct - it is a (any multiple of 8 ) + 1, so your example of correct - 3 multiples of 8 plus one stitch for a total of 25 stitches.

Momto G B and H
05-22-2007, 05:50 PM
I almost used that pattern myself for a baby blanket!
I am currently knitting a blanket with a moss/seed stitch border. I like it better than the traditional garter.

05-23-2007, 10:28 AM
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I really appreciate it:hug: