I am on my first blanket project.
I am making a baby blanket on base of this pattern here:
I am knitting 9 squares. Those get sewn up and the border needs to be added.
The pattern says to knit a border on each short side (let's imagine that my blanket would not be square) and then make the border of the long side over the whole length including the short side borders.
Well, then I get this pattern here:
But what I really would want to do is a pattern like this:
So, what could I do to achieve this?
1. Idea No. 1:
I could pick up the stitches all around the blanket, could knit them off in the round by increasing one stitch before and one after each corner stitch.
Problem: I do not have enough circular needles to do so and therefore this would be quite the investment.
2. Idea No. 2:
I could knit each side by itself, but I do increase at every end of the row to get a 45 degree angle (flaring out, I mean!). For that I would have to add one stitch at the end of every row, right?
then in the end, I sew the corner lines up that run out at a 45 degree angle from the corners.
Is there a better way than those 2?
One where you would not see a seam, but not have to knit all at once? (maybe some clever way of placing stitches on a holder all the time? I try to think of one...)
Final idea: to give the baby blanket an edge to grab onto, I want to cast off with I-cord. So even if I knit all the sides in seperate effords, I want to cast them off in one go, so I want to end the rows by placing on waste yarn or holders and then take them up again to cast off.
My square knit up really quickly, so I think this is all fair game. Anyways, the baby is due in February, so there is more than enough time to do it. I just want to have it mapped out!