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Old 04-29-2009, 08:10 PM   #1
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knitting a border into an afghan
I finished knitting the main body of the Tree of Life Afghan. Now I have to knit the tulip border. Does anyone know how to knit a border onto an afghan without picking all the stitches? The edge of the main body of the afghan is in stickinette, but the edge of the tulip border I want to attach is in garter. I found this tutorial, but its not making any sense to me.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:27 PM   #2
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http://blog.lionbrand.com/2008/07/16...ip-bud-border/

I found this.

The border on the tutorial looks like it's done as you make the piece.
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I'm sleepy and not making sense. l know I can knit the entire border then sew it on. I don't want to do that. What I wanted to do is knit the border onto the main body of the afghan. Would I cast on the stitches needed for the border, pick up a stitch along the edge of the main body, do a knit decrease then continue knitting the border row turn my work then knit back to the first stitch slip it then pick up a stitch on the main body then do another decrease?
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Old 04-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #4
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Okay, I see how it's done although it won't work exactly as it's written because you don't have a garment you have a blanket and most likely not live stitches around the border. It looks super confusing though w/o doing it and you'll have to fudge it a little because you have a bound off edge.
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