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dodgerfan
04-20-2009, 07:12 PM
I just completed my never ending blanket (6 feet long 5 feet wide made with caron simply soft on size 8 needles) anyways I was wondering if there is any special finishing ideas that i should consider doing? thanks for all the help

Jan in CA
04-20-2009, 07:15 PM
Whoa...:zombie: That is a big one! Maybe you could look at some edge patterns?

http://www.knittingonthenet.com/stitches.htm
http://www.knittingfool.com/pages/thumbs.guest.cfm?Sort=None&Gallery=None&Gallery2=None

Woodi
04-20-2009, 07:19 PM
Wow, that is quite an accomplishment, dodgerfan! I'm impressed. Got any pictures?

as for edging....I can't comment until I see it.

dodgerfan
04-20-2009, 07:42 PM
I attached some pictures, not sure if I did it right, but I hope they come up so you can see them.

knittingymnast
04-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Wow! That's huge! I would never have the patience to do that....it's VERY pretty though!! :)

dodgerfan
04-20-2009, 09:00 PM
Thanks, I started it in July when I first learned to knit, I really didn't know what I was doing so it was a way for me to develop my technique.

lulubell
04-20-2009, 11:34 PM
What were those measurements again????? I am very impressed!!!!!

Chrysee
04-21-2009, 07:44 AM
wow! Honestly it looks nice how it is with its clean bold stripes, I don't think it needs any edging.

margz3
04-21-2009, 08:58 AM
I agree with Chrysee - it looks great as is! However, if I were to put a border on, I would probably keep it to a simple single crochet. WTG on that blanket! :thumbsup:

dodgerfan
04-21-2009, 10:50 AM
6 feet long and 5 feet wide, its huge :)

dodgerfan
04-21-2009, 10:51 AM
Thank you for your input, after getting a second opinion and even a third I don't think i will put a border on it, thank you everyone for your help and input :)

ArtLady1981
04-21-2009, 03:36 PM
I would make a simple garter stitch border in black.
Work one side at a time, please....not around and around.
("around and around" is usually always a hideous disaster!)

RS facing: pick up 1 st in each stitch
WS Row 1: knit
RS Row 2: inc 1 st in first st, knit across, inc 1 in last st

Repeat Rows 1 & 2 until the border is the 'height' you like.
Bind off on a Row 1, WS facing. (important)

The increases on even-numbered rows creates a "mitre" for the corners to be seamed together (like a picture frame) when you are all done. You can weave them together invisibly.

Here is a photo of my LOG CABIN with that border:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3474/3217564537_6b4ed4f2a0.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3317/3217563977_94ae7d8603.jpg?v=0

Here's another LOG CABIN I made for my granddaughter using Stash yarns:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3107/3186865790_d7c3f9da66.jpg?v=0

It's a really nice, neat, clean, tailored edging!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3516/3186024847_27fa14b4b8.jpg?v=0

Your blanket is beautiful, and very tailored looking.
A border such as I've described will visually 'suit' your blanket very well!
(No Crocheting: ack!)

After picking up stitches and working the border for SIDE 1 (the narrower end)...if you think it is rippling...then tear it out...and pick up 2 border stitches for every 3 stitches on the blanket. This will prevent rippling. (same formula as used for picking up stitches for buttonhole bands).

Don't hesitate to tear it out and get it right! Your blanket is too nice to have a ripply border! It deserves a great "frame" around it!

My suggestion: make the border a bit wider than the stripes are.
It will "frame it" much better, since the stripes are a powerful feature.

Craw
04-21-2009, 03:46 PM
I would put some kind of border on it if only to cover up the color changes on the long ends. A simple single crochet then reverse single crochet is what I might do.

dodgerfan
04-21-2009, 11:20 PM
Wow that's beautiful!!!! After seeing your work I really do like the idea of putting on a border.

ArtLady1981
04-22-2009, 12:22 AM
You've worked so hard to knit a PERFECT BLANKET! Your stitches are beautifully even and neat! The border will FRAME IT, and at the same time, prevent the st st from 'rolling' into a log from the edges inward.

flea
04-22-2009, 02:12 AM
I am absolutely astonished at your patience and persistence! That's one huge, gorgeous blanket.

tokmom
04-22-2009, 09:19 AM
:muah: pretty!!

TEMA
04-22-2009, 11:19 PM
I'm impressed with your blanket as well. It has a lovely graphic quality - kind of like an Amish quilt.:thumbsup:
I'd say either no border or a simple black one to frame this work of art.:yay:
TEMA

swcheng15
04-23-2009, 01:33 PM
That is a HUGE blanket but it looks fantastic!!! I do like Artlady's idea of making a border, though I'm not sure that black would work. Perhaps using one of the two colors on your original blanket would be better?