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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

MG: edging

almost finished with the baby blanket i've been working on for months. this is the first time you are getting a peek since it was all garter stitch until recently and photographically uninteresting. i think i cast on about 100 stitches and knitted about 200 rows. 100 x 200 = 20,000 stitches of garter.

a few more leaves, and the edging will be done. it's "Tulip-Bud Edging" (pg. 357) from Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. oh, here is a useful database for Walker's first three stitch references.

there will be a moment of truth when this blanket comes out of the dryer. it's Blue Sky Alpaca's dyed organic cotton, 100% cotton that will shrink in various ways. fingers crossed for straight edges.


  1. The one thing to remember is to only damp dry it. If you read the instructions it says tumble until damp dry.

    I use this yarn a lot and have had great luck when damp drying, but the one time I let it dry on high I was screwed.

  2. hi Anabel, thanks for the tip. i will definitely keep an eye on the dryer.

    p.s. no worries about email. you always leave kind comments i'd like to respond to, and i wondered if it was a bother for you to check back here.

  3. Beautiful edging and, of course, the yarn is a great color for leaves. Thanks for the link to the BW stitches database.