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vaknitter 08-04-2011 09:41 PM

Decorative edging
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.

Here's a bunch more though, too.

fatoldladyinpjs 08-04-2011 10:28 PM

Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

Jan in CA 08-04-2011 10:57 PM


Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs (Post 1327357)
Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

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.

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.

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