Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bordering St. George

I finally started the blanket border; unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to knit this week.
The approach I decided to take was to pick up and knit the border all the way around while mitring the corners. Don’t know how that will work. This is the first time I’m mitring up instead of down and over a considerably larger area. I have four circular needles on it right now; one per side. I could have certainly picked up and knit one side at a time but then I wouldn’t have had mitred corners. I’m not revealing the border pattern yet. We’ll see what next week brings.

4 comments:

yarndork said...

I've never mitered a knit before. I know with crochet, you just do 3 st in the corner, or 5 if it's a dc. I'd think with knit, it's fairly short, and you should be able to get away with a YO, K, YO in the corner or something of that order. It's looking pretty so far!

Fran said...

That is a very insightful comment and it's true, I could have used a YO, K, YO increase, but I didn't. You have just given me a new sequeway for a blog entry on knitting mitres.

My8kidsmom said...

I can't wait to see this blanket finished! (hmmmm....wondering what you will use on the border.....)

Lupie said...

I have never done this and can't wait to see how it works for you.