Home > Knitbuddies > Welcome

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.

3 comments:

  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.

    ReplyDelete
  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.

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

    ReplyDelete