10-29-2008, 01:04 PM
Working the Gusset
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: North Carolina
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I perfer the HDC to the SC as a Border.
I just finished my first knitting project. It is an NC Sate logo in white and red worsted weight acrylic (Red Heart). I used straight needles and two handed fair isle for the project. Since I hated purling back I also did left-handed knitting for the return. The stockinette stitch really curled, so I knew I'd need a border. I tried SC but found the HDC to give it more body to tame the curl.
After I finished off, I soaked it in water and wrung it out. Then I pressed it lightly with an iron on the steam setting. Almost melted it.
Well it is flat now that it is dry.
I definately perfer a HDC border. It frames it nicely.
--Jack (where's the smile of the guy crocheting?)
Master of Crochet, apprentice of Knit
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