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Old 08-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #11
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Do I have to add a border? I'm working on a scrunchable scarf, and I just used a multiple of 3 to cast on. It's laying nice and flat and looks ok to me?
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:57 PM   #12
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I think this should lie flat. If you like it as it is, go ahead as you are. That's one of the great things about knitting, you're doing it so you can decide to modify the pattern.
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Well, I bought Bernat baby blanket. It's rated as super bulky, 8 st per inch. I think I need to cast on 128 to have a 48 inch wide blanket. I might start with 90, or 99, since 48 wide seems awfully big. Wish me luck! This is definitely my biggest project so far. I'm using the recommended size 11 needles.
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:23 AM   #14
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I've used that yarn. I think you'll like it.

ETA You asked for good luck so...

Good Luck!!!!!

...not that you need it, you'll do great!
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:13 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I've used that yarn. I think you'll like it.

ETA You asked for good luck so...

Good Luck!!!!!

...not that you need it, you'll do great!
Thanks GG. What did you make with it?? Its so soft but the K2, P1 isn't working so well with it.
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I'm not sure I remember right now, maybe a Grandma's favorite dishcloth baby blanket, I know it was a blanket. I don't have it anymore. I do remember the yarn and it was nice to work with, I think. How much have you done with it? Sometimes a few more rows and things look better.
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That's going to be lovely in the stitch pattern you posted earlier. Yes, 48" is quite a good sized blanket. The super bulky is 8sts/4inches so about 96sts will give you 48inches but your swatch will really help you out here because the stitch pattern will affect the number of sts/4inches.
Good luck with it and have fun!
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GG, I bet that was beautiful! I'll give it another go today.

Salmonmac, thank you. I knew I was confused but couldn't figure out what I did wrong.

To do a swatch, I knit that in stockinette stitch, correct?
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I'm thinking, what would I do. I'd probably cast on 96 sts as salmonmac suggests for that size, plus border sts if I decided to do one, maybe an edge st on each end in case I wanted to pu&k a border later (gotta have those options!) and just start the pattern. A few rows will show you an approximate size and you can decide if it's close enough (blankets don't have to be exact after all and an edge stitch would allow a little bit of size increase later if you wanted it just a smidge bigger). That yarn will knit up quickly. If you're doing an actual gauge swatch, I'd do it in pattern. Others who are good knitters can tell you the right way. I tend to live dangerously and just wing it.
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I do a swatch for everything! If I thought I needed a swatch before making a swatch, I'd probably do that.
I guess I hate the idea of working all those sts and then finding out I needed to rip it out and re-do. If you decide to do a swatch, do it in the pattern stitch especially since this is going to have a bit of give to it.
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