Sunday, February 1, 2009

And the Mitre Goes On

So far so good. The pattern I chose for the border is called the Inverness Diamond from my 365 Knitting Stitches a Year Perpetual Calendar. The pattern can be found on the December 13 page.

I’m doing directional increases to make the mitre while avoiding creating any holes or gaps. Translation: the increased stitch on the right corner will slant to the right, the increased stitch on the left corner will slant to the left.

To make the right slanting increase, I brought the tip of the left hand needle under the strand between the stitches on the left hand and right hand needles, from back to front. Then I knit this loop (that I created by picking up the strand) through the front.

To make the left slanting increase, I brought the tip of the left hand needle under the strand between the stitches on the left hand and right hand needles, from front to back. Then I knit this loop (that I created by picking up the strand) through the back.

11 comments:

Wannietta said...

It looks great Fran!

Susanne said...

That's a good idea not to make anything too lacy for a baby blanket. The pattern you've chosen seems to work well with the St George's Cross too.

yarndork said...

Oh, that looks really nice. I love the diamonds.

Fran said...

Thank you Wannietta, Susanne, and yarndork.

lara griffiths said...

i think i should consider basic knitting classes.... your corner looks fantastic. cant wait to see the fo!

Fran said...

Thanks, Lara!

cornchowder said...

ooooh~ it does look great!!

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Lupie said...

Just beautiful! I may need your help with this someday.

Fran said...

I'd be happy to help you whenever you would like, Lupie.

Thank you, hopieknits! I have visited the other blogs and feel so inadequate, but thank you for feeling I deserve it.

Jo said...

The border looks great, and I love the stitch pattern!