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Old 06-16-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Diamond and Smocked blanket help...
I want to knit this blanket (pattern is linked at bottom of the first post) http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=86155.0

My problem is that when I tried to knit the first part of the seed stitch border, I realized the blanket was a lot smaller than the pattern said (I know, I know... swatching is your friend, lol). However, all I have is bernat satin yarn. The needles called for on the label (5mm) are just too large in my opinion, so I need to figure out how to enlarge the pattern.

It measured a little over 22 inches wide when I used size 5 needles (well, one size 5, one size six- knitpicks is working on that for me, lol). If I could figure out what one pattern repeat was for each smocked section, I guess I could work it out somehow. I am just new to this stuff and haven't yet worried about gauge and all that, so I am not sure what to do or were to start!
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Old 06-16-2007, 05:29 PM   #2
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Looks like a 19 st repeat on the first pattern row with a co of 137 with 10 st of seed stitch at each end. Maintain the seed stitch at the borders and when it says *wrn and you start the pattern repeats, just add how ever many more you want to add to the width. So cast on 137+19 or 137+38 etc. You're getting about 6 sp so for every 19 you add you should get about 3 more inches of width.

You could also just leave the repeats as is and add some to the side borders in seed stitch.
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Kemp- it would have taken me forever to get that straight on my own and I still probably would have messed it up, lol.
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:41 AM   #4
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BEAUTIFUL blanket pattern! Glad you sorted out the gauge. Looking forward to seeing your finished item. What colour are you doing it?
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Old 06-17-2007, 08:39 AM   #5
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Well, I only have two balls of yarn right now.. one is bernat satin white and the other bernat satin sapphire. I really wanted to use the sapphire because the colour is so pretty, but the yarn is a lot thinner than the white, so I ended up going with the white one. And at this point, my friend is only about 2 months pregnant and doesn't know what she is having, so white works... lol.
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