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Old 10-23-2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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Now FO (page 2) - Leafy baby blanket :o)
Hello there!

Long time no WIP from me! But now I'm making a baby blanket for my friend's little arrival next month - don't know what it's going to be, so I've opted for a nice gender-neutral green colour - although perhaps the butterflies are a smidge feminine

The pattern's made up of 3 motifs from the Knitting on the Edge book (Nicky Epstein) kind of mushed together - and it's being knit in RYC Cashsoft 4ply, colour Spring (don't ask me why on earth I'm knitting a blanket in 4ply... trust me I've learnt me lesson! )

Anyways, I was after a bit of advice, purrrlease - I'd like to pick up and knit a nice border around the edge when it's done - I have a nice contrasting cream colour (you might be able to see it in the bottom piccie) - but I'm looking for stitch pattern ideas - anyone? Also, would you block the blanket before adding the border? Or just block it all at the same time - the "columns" in the pattern give it quite a lot of sideways stretch so I though blocking before might be useful - what do you think?

Thanks for looking & thanks in advance for any advice! Sorry for waffling away here :yadda: - perhaps I should post this in Patterns to see if anyone has extra ideas there.... :thinking:

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Old 10-23-2006, 05:32 PM   #2
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I think it's beautiful, never blocked anything before so I dont know how to answer your question. If you know how to crochet you could pick up and crochet a pretty border around it.
I think you have a lot of work to do before the arrival, but it sure will be beautiful when done-be sure to post a pic of the fo!
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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That is absolutely gorgeous! I think I'd block it before adding a border, just to be safe. I'm not sure what border to add, though--maybe one of the patterns in the blanket?
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:18 PM   #4
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Oh, WOW. That is awesome!
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:46 PM   #5
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That is soooo beautiful! I love the color and the stitch patterns you've used.

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You did a great job!
It is beautiful.

As for a border, how about basket weave or seed stitch? The would both lie flat and look great. They are my two favorites

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That is stunning!!

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Old 10-24-2006, 02:16 AM   #8
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Absolutely gorgeous! I think the baby and the mother is going to love it!
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:17 AM   #9
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Absolutely gorgeous! I agree with Ingrid on both counts, I would block before the border and I would use one of the patterns in the blanket
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