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Old 07-06-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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First major project for a beginning knitter
I'm working on my first major project (up to now, I've only managed to finish one dishcloth.. everything else has been frogged for one reason or another LOL!) and its going to be gifted.

Any advice or ideas from some of you more experienced knitters for improvement? I'm thinking about edging the crosses with a very deep chocolate brown yarn of the same weight to help them pop a little more once its completed. The finished project will have this same pattern at both ends, and then the trinity stitch across the middle section.

This is what I've gotten so far.. I've been working on it for two days now. Yarn is Sugar and Cream cotton on US7 circulars.





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Old 07-06-2009, 07:38 PM   #2
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It's looking good!
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thanks!! I'm glad its looking at least decent to someone other than myself..LOL Its a bit nerve wracking since I'm making it up as I go
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It looks great! Be sure to keep us posted...can't wait to see the end product.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:56 PM   #5
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It is beautiful as is!

No, don't edge the 'crosses' with any color. If you edge them, place running stitches right next to the edges of the cross, in the same color as the blanket. Maybe a silky yarn, but in the same exact color. There are some DMC Pearl Cottons that have a sheen, and if used double would define the outline of the crosses nicely.

I think edging them with any other color would be overkill. Let the crosses be understated. It is a classier look. White on white has a purity to it.

Your Sugar n' Cream yarn looks white, but maybe it's cream, or a light light light pinkish? Regardless, my 2 cents stands the same. SAME COLOR for the outlining!

Great work, whatever you decide to do!
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Old 07-07-2009, 01:00 AM   #6
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Superb n gr8888888 for a beginner....kip it up
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It is looking very nice. Trinity stitch has so much texture. It works very well alternating with your smoother stitches. You could outline the crosses if you want (of course), but it looks really good just the way it is.
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Looks great so far. I agree that outlining the crosses isn't necessary since the change in st shows them well, but if you really want to then use the same colour.
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looks really good. Wish I could say my first projects looked that good. I would be proud of that if I were you
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Looks great ! Really lovely .
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