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Old 09-24-2006, 11:31 PM   #1
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I'm knitting a baby blanket for my godson and I really want to put that silk/satiny edging on it. But I have NO idea how. Has anybody done this? Is it hard? What do I use?
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Old 09-25-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
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Edging on Blanket
Hello. I am also knitting a baby blanket and wanted to know how to put the edging on it. I bought wide satin blanket edging that is folded in half. Available at most material shops. I then posted on this forum and asked if I simply sew it on with a sewing machine. Ingrid replied saying that she did not see any problem with this technique. The salesperson at the store advised to be careful that the edging does not slip out of place while running it through the machine. To prevent this she advises to carefully tack in place (same area where you will be sewing over to avoid extra puncture holes in binding) before using the machine. I am new to this as well so hopefully it will turn out okay.
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Old 09-26-2006, 01:56 PM   #3
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Have you tried this yet?
I too was wondering if this would work. Have you tried it yet? Was it easy/hard? Does the satin look okay against the knitting? I have been told that satin is very hard to sew with due to the slipping of the fabric.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:59 PM   #4
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Truthfully, I wouldn't bother. A satin border is going to stiffen and bulk up the edges of your nice soft knitting. Baby's definitely going to teethe, drool or do worse all over it, and it won't hold up as well as the knit part. (Shredded satin is not pretty.) Washing can also be tricky: if the satin decides to shrink or stretch you'll end up with a rippled mess. In my opinion, the nicest edging for a baby blanket is several rows of crochet, or a lace border if you feel up to it. Or nothing, if your edges already look good. And yes, satin IS slippery as a snake to sew, even if you're experienced with it. A satin border is something for the grown-ups to ooh and aah over, not for the baby to enjoy. Don't throw away the satin binding you've already bought: it'll make a great bow for the gift package.

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:36 AM   #5
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Thanks for the tip
You are right. I changed my mind as soon as I read your article. I had laid everything out and began temporarily fastening the binding in place and even that was a trick. I thought I would come back to this forum to see if anyone else has replied with their suggestions and viola there was your comments. I couldn't agree with you more what you say makes perfect sense. Thanks for saving me time and aggravation not to mention my blanket.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:59 PM   #6
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Just a thought.. but I made my new granddaughter a knitted blanket that I wanted to dress up with a bit of satin ribbon. I crochet'd a pretty edging and then threaded a beautiful purple ribbon through. If it gets worn we can just replace it. Came out pretty, unfortunately I do not have a picture of it/

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Need help with baby blanket
I am knitting a baby blanket for my step brother and they have chosen sage and cream for the baby. So I am trying to knit in a checkered board pattern ... knit 3 purl 3, for 3 rows then switch. My Mother wants a 3 inch border of the sage then 3 stitch inside border of cream and then 3 stitches border of sage inside that and then big area inside to be cream. I have started this sucker over about 8 times because I either have holes or get confused on what I am doing. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated.


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When you switch between the colors on the border, make sure that you hold the yarn you are stopping over to the left so that the yarn you are picking up comes up over the strand. As you work back and forth, do this each time and the strands will become twisted and you'll avoid holes between the two colors.
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