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Old 05-12-2009, 02:36 AM   #1
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How do you knit the stars into this thing? Ive seen people glue wooden ones in there and then ive seen intarsia done on it and that leaves it unusable on reverse. Ive tried to knit them from sight but they never have wound up looking like a star!!

Perhaps im asking too much.... I just want to knit my stars into the american flag placemat im making. Is there a chart or something that would help me put the stitches where they are supposed to be? or is it possible to knit the stars and they look like stars?? am i to embroder a satin stitch star onto it?

Im lost, someone find me please?
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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You can also knit/crochet the stars (I would prefer crochet for this one, since it's easier to shape) and then sew them onto your finished object.
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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Here's what you can do. . .

On regular graph paper, draw your stars, the way you want them to look on the placemats. Then, on this graph paper (JUST BE SURE TO USE THE PAPER SO THAT THE BOXES ARE WIDER THAN TALL!), re-draw the picture, box for box.

But these will be done by intarsia or stranding, and the backs will not be "pretty". If you can do satin stitch, it will be more discreet and the backs will look better.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:35 AM   #4
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Do you need for a place mat to be reversible? The stripes will show the color change in the purl bumps on the reverse anyway.

The only way to actually knit them in is intarsia really. Otherwise make them separate and sew them on or embroider them.

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