Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
MaryJB
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Border for a poncho
I am doing a pattern by Ann Norling #62 and it tells me to do a border of my choice at the bottom for 1 1/2 inch. I tried a ribbing pattern of knit 2 purl 2 and it seems to still pull in. I tried seed stitch but don't particularly like it as the whole poncho is quite plain with a stockaknit (SP) stitch and it seems to fancy. I would like something clean other than garter stitch. Any help would be appreciated. I am using worsted weight yarn (Vanna's Choice) and a size 8 needle
MaryJB is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 08-17-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
mathwizard
Turning the Heel
 
mathwizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 805
Thanks: 68
Thanked 199 Times in 178 Posts
border
Are you going to fringe it like the photo shows? If so I would suggest a row or two of half double crochet stitch. It will give an edge and a place to put the fringes.
__________________
I will never stop learning or sharing my knowledge!
Mathwizard on Ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mathwizard
Past Portfolio reviewer for Crochet Guild of America
mathwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
ArtLady1981
Moderator
Mod Squad
 
ArtLady1981's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Kent, Washington
Posts: 10,467
Thanks: 5,264
Thanked 3,891 Times in 3,012 Posts
I saw the Ann Norling #62 poncho over at Ravelry. One really nice one did use the k2p2 ribbing for the 1.5" border. She also fringed it! It looked great! I think the 'pull' blocked OUT when she blocked it!

Are you a Rav member? If not, you can sign up and get accepted in a day's time. There a lots of photos of this cute poncho over there, and all with different borders!

There is a cute poncho where the gal used seed stitch for the border, and I think it looks great!
__________________
Knitting Help Video Index

Artlady at Rav
ArtLady1981 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 07:18 PM   #4
MaryJB
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
I was not going to put a fringe on it but was going to knit it somewhat longer. I don't think that 28 or 29 inches is too long is it?
I liked the k2 p2 look and like you say if I steam it a bit it should be good. I am open to other suggestions!
MaryJB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 07:58 PM   #5
Woodi
Turning the Heel
 
Woodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 938
Thanks: 12
Thanked 272 Times in 252 Posts
I like the way that seed stitch edging looks!

but if you don't like the k1p1 of seed stitch, you can do k3p3 in the same seedy way....switching to p3k3 on every third row. I made a washcloth in that, and this is how it looks:



Or you could try k2p2 seeds. I know you said you don't like seed stitch, but just want to try to help. Good luck and let us know what you choose!
Woodi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #6
mathwizard
Turning the Heel
 
mathwizard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 805
Thanks: 68
Thanked 199 Times in 178 Posts
k3p3
That is a very nice looking what I would call a basket weave pattern. I do belong to Ravelry and I am mathwizard there as well.
__________________
I will never stop learning or sharing my knowledge!
Mathwizard on Ravelry
http://www.ravelry.com/projects/mathwizard
Past Portfolio reviewer for Crochet Guild of America
mathwizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 03:49 PM   #7
MaryJB
Ribbing the Cuff
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 58
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanks for your replys, I am getting out my extra needles and trying these. I still have a bit to go before I apply the border. I'll let you know!
MaryJB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which border should I use? Sajomaro General Knitting 6 11-10-2009 12:59 PM
Border help mamatoblessings How-to Questions 3 03-05-2008 08:07 PM
Knitted Border lgbrlbatb How-to Questions 1 09-26-2006 09:50 PM
Border lgbrlbatb How-to Questions 0 09-26-2006 05:48 PM
border stitch chriskarla How-to Questions 3 03-18-2006 04:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:55 PM.