Jan, Thanks for the information as for the e-mail I just forgot to change over..I understand. I am working with multi color yard, maybe that is the problem.. For the sample blanket i put a ribbing of knit 1 and purl 1 alternating each stitch for 5 rows. then i did the 25 rows of knitting and purling ( alternation) one side looks like stockinette stitch the pretty side and the back side looks like the garter stitch. i don't have a problem with that but it curls on the side, which i would like it to lay flate. Can I put a border on it if need be. Any other idea.