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« on: February 11, 2007 07:15:29 PM »

This is the first blanket I have knit...and probably my largest project to date! Took me a couple months, and I spent a lot of time knitting during class too. I used discontinued CottonEase my sister snatched up at Tuesday Morning, and then finished it with a nice satin binding (which not only gave it a finished look, but hid my poorly done edges). I held the yarn doubled and worked the whole thing in seed stitch, which is probably why it took so long, but I wanted the blanket to be reversible!


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myklia
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2007 07:40:26 PM »

Your blanket is really beautiful.  I really like the satin edge you gave it as well.
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xx_Kellybean
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2007 07:41:59 PM »

that is absolutely beautiful. great job!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2007 08:28:27 PM »

Thanks so much! It's always exciting to have positive feedback, especially since I'm pretty new at this!
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cupcake-girl
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2007 11:19:17 PM »

That satin edge looks soft and pretty. Good idea.
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eatyerhartout
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2007 11:43:55 PM »

You did a great job! I never would have thought to put a satin edging!
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007 06:53:24 AM »

The satin binding definitely became a necessity once I finished! Keeping the edges nice and neat became impossible, and the binding cleverly hid all of that. I forgot to mention the blanket ended up almost 3 ft x 3 ft, and it was surprisingly heavy!
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shescrafty209
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007 07:22:19 AM »

Your blanket turned out great. I like the blue and silver together.
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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007 07:25:35 AM »

I really love your blanket!  I love the seed stitch even though it's so time consuming.  It was worth it though!

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eatyerhartout
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007 10:09:04 AM »

The satin binding definitely became a necessity once I finished! Keeping the edges nice and neat became impossible, and the binding cleverly hid all of that. I forgot to mention the blanket ended up almost 3 ft x 3 ft, and it was surprisingly heavy!

I have trouble with edgings, too. Mine always look deformed or something. If I can hide them, I do. But I recently found a really simple baby blanket pattern, that surprisingly enough, my edges looked good on. It's simple garter st, so maybe that's it. lol. Here's the pattern if anyone's interested: http://cache.lionbrand.com/patterns/60241.html. Maybe I'm not the only one who's edgings it can fix.
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