Blogged here! There’s also some interesting info about my new house in Bar Harbor, Maine. 80 squares came out to 90” x 67”.
January 18, 2015: Border finished! I actually slept under this blanket for weeks while the needle and ball were still attached, because I decided to do the attach as you go border. Yeah, the needle came out a few times, but no big deal. ;)
I found that 2 of 3 stitch pick-ups was way too tight. I skipped a stitch every 5 of 6 instead.
I thought that I would need more yarn because I had 80 squares, but I think I only used 2 balls for the trim! Guess I’ll have to think of something else to knit with all the extra I bought just in case.
End of square tip: Instead of casting-off the last 2 sts, just pull the 2nd st over the 1st for a really neat and immediate bind-off.
- Row 69: k3tog, k1.
- Pull right st over left st to bind off.
No tight puckering of M1 square: If you are doing the M1 version, you might get puckering on the increase side compared to the decrease side. To avoid this, make a yarnover in the row before, and then make the M1 into the yarnover.
To get the yarnovers to go in the right direction for M1L and M1R, you have 2 options:
- Just drop the yarnover and then do a M1L or M1R.
- Yarnover in opposite directions (purl row: 1st yo is natural, 2nd is opposite; knit row: 1st yo is opposite, 2nd is natural)
- Backwards cast-on in different directions, as per this blog post
Make a spreadsheet to help you remember when to increase and yarnover! Here is a link to mine.
October 3, 2014: I’m going off-piste! I decided to do only one background color, the gorgeous dark gray Heather. The part with less thin stripes will always be Moonstone. The thick center stripes will always be Denim (another of the lovely new shades of PWW). The part with more thin stripes will be all sorts of colors!