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Old 02-21-2009, 12:48 AM   #381
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Hi Art Lady,

I need some help. Can you explain how to knit the border for the modern log cabin crib blanket? Thanks.
Work each side independently. Do NOT pick up all four sides at the same time and work around and around the football field! You'll go nuts.

RECIPE:
RS facing: Pick up stitches for SIDE 1, stitch for stitch.
No need to count...just pick up stitch for stitch.

Next: Turn to wrong side facing: knit across

Turn to right side: inc 1 stitch at beginning and ending of row using the simple k1f&b.
Turn to wrong side: knit across.

Turn to right side: inc 1 stitch at beginning and ending of row using the simple k1f&b.
Turn to wrong side: knit across.

Turn to right side: inc 1 stitch at beginning and ending of row using the simple k1f&b.

Turn to wrong side: knit across.

Turn to right side: inc 1 stitch at beginning and ending of row using the simple k1f&b.

ETC.

Finally, when your border is the width that you like, bind off on the next available WS row facing.

When you have completed all 4 sides, simply weave the 'mitered corners' together at each corner, like a picture frame looks!

FYI: the increases at each end of each Right Side will make the miters automatically for you. All's you have to do at the end is seam/stitch/weave them together! However you like. The book said mattress seam...I didn't like that...I just wove a little thread criss-cross, kinda hidden, to unite them...like lacing a shoe!

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Old 02-21-2009, 10:32 AM   #382
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Artlady, I need to thank you for initiating this project. I have loved every minute of it. In fact, I'm having difficulty completing my blanket, as it gets larger and larger....I'm thinking now: maybe an afghan for an adult? (I began it thinking toddler blanket). I really enjoy these restful colors, with a punch of pink and fuzzy blue-white. The nubby purple at bottom will be the edging that goes all around. It's now on two sides, so I will be ending this project soon - to begin a brand new one!
Here it is today.


DH was so impressed with my newfound joy in knitting this (which perked me up greatly during my bout with S.A.D. this Jan-Feb), he treated me to a whole set of those expensive Stacel 'addi click' needles.
Now I need to make more blankets, to make up for the cost.

When it's all completed, I'll take a pic of it flat.
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:10 AM   #383
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That's beautiful, Woodi!
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Old 02-21-2009, 11:41 AM   #384
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Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
DH was so impressed with my newfound joy in knitting this (which perked me up greatly during my bout with S.A.D. this Jan-Feb), he treated me to a whole set of those expensive Stacel 'addi click' needles.
Now I need to make more blankets, to make up for the cost.

When it's all completed, I'll take a pic of it flat.

You have a wonderful husband!
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Great looking blanket, Woodi! It is soooo nice! Beeeauutiful!
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Old 02-21-2009, 03:19 PM   #386
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Woodi - great blanket. I love the added texture of the fur. I totally know what you mean by loving every minute of this blanket. Maybe I am a simple knitter, but the garter st just doesn't get boring to me. I think it's the colors change that makes it so enjoyable to watch develop. I can even deal with the roughness of Super Saver, because I know that soon I will be using the softer yarn.

I started mine about a week and a 1/2 ago and can't put it down. While I'm knitting I am thinking about all the other colors and ways to make others. My DH and DD are so impressed by the blanket, too. My DD keeps saying, " Cooool!" And my DH keeps telling me how beautiful the blanket is. I'm about 1/3 of the way finished with mine.

So thanks from me too, Artlady, for starting this KAL. I think you enabled the beginning of a serious addiction. I can't wait to start the next one.
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You are all most welcome, and thanks for the appreciative words!

I am not done with seamless stashghans. After the SYLVI coat is done, or maybe while it's in the blocking throes, I am starting another seamless stashghan for my DGS. I have to make him one, too, cuz I can't give Celeste hers without giving him either a stashghan or a game for his XBOX. He's gettin' a stashghan!

I think I already mentioned it, but this is the pattern 'style' I'm going to use for his, center panel worked bottom to top, side
panels 'picked up' and knit the other direction. Hey, after
graduating from LOG CABIN school, who's afraid to pick up stitches?


But, with these colors, which I'll use more randomly.

Above, this is brown (obviously) and camouflage.

Below, this is "woodland" and various other orphaned colors.
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Old 02-21-2009, 04:26 PM   #388
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Those are great colors for a little boy!

That afghan is great, Woodi! I have some furry type yarn I bought before I knew better and maybe I can use it in a similar way.
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Love those colors Artlady. You are sooo right about picking up sts. I can do it all day and usderstand what I am doing.
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ArtLady,

Thanks for the directions for the border. You are so helpful.
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