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Old 08-04-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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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.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:49 PM   #2
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This would make a beautiful edging.
http://www.lionbrand.com/cgi-bin/faq...=442&language=

Here's a bunch more though, too.
http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...insertions.php
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:28 PM   #3
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Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

http://www.januaryone.com/archives/2..._log_cabin.php
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Old 08-04-2011, 10:57 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by fatoldladyinpjs View Post
Is it possible to turn this into a log cabin blanket?

http://www.januaryone.com/archives/2..._log_cabin.php
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.
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Old 08-05-2011, 12:33 AM   #5
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What are the current dimensions? It might help us point you in a more specific direction.
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This might help, too.

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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?
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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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