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« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2007 12:21:29 AM »

TinyTallGirl, yeah, when you're ready, just continue the pattern.  I think I skip the 3rd & 4th row. 

And now... the FO!  I added a picot edge.  More details in this post:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=188037.0

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Glad I'm done with it!  It's redemption lies in it's simplicity.
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« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2007 05:56:51 AM »

it looks great!  i love the contract between the green and pink. 
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« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2007 03:38:07 PM »

Cute! I love the edging!
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« Reply #33 on: August 07, 2007 08:38:35 PM »

congrats to those of you that have completed the knitalong. your blankets look great!
alas, i have had project a.d.d. and i can't say that i'm more than halfway done with the blanket. i've picked it up again though and will post when finished. Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2007 03:31:38 PM »

ok, mine is about 40" across and i'm wondering how much further it should go. i don't really have an intended baby in mind to give it to, so i was thinking of making it bigger than a standard baby blanket. will post pics when completed!
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« Reply #35 on: August 15, 2007 06:56:58 PM »

I really hope someone can help me. My pinwheel blanket is almost done - about 34" for a baby blanket. The end is in sight, but today something told me to check in on my gauge. And, lo and behold, I've got a problem. The beginning of the blanket is a healthy 4 st/inch. Somewhere along the line, however, I slipped into 4.5 st/inch. Multiply that by the current 440-someodd stitches, and...  Cry

So I slipped it all onto waste yarn to survey the damage. It's not as bad as I feared, but there's some gathering going on. The muggle recipient won't know the difference, but I will.

Any ideas? Would switching to larger needles pull things right or just make a horrible contracting wave around the center? Maybe if I throw in some extra increases? If I line the blanket with fabric at the end, maybe I could distribute things better?

Should I just grit my teeth and continue on, knowing I'm probably the only one who will notice? (Still, this problem can only get worse as I add more stitches.)

On another note, I've seen some lovely pinwheels with seed stitch borders. Did anyone take into account the gauge difference between their border stitch and the body? I assume the M1/inc1 remain throughout the border to keep the circle shape, right?

Thanks, all! It's a shame this is my first post; normally I'm quite competent! Must be because this blankie has been trying to eat my soul since day one...
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2007 06:08:34 AM »

Maybe you can correct for some of the shrinkage with blocking?  If it were mine, I wouldn't frog it.
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2007 03:56:50 PM »

I'm going to do my best to block it, Tindad. The yarn is baby acrylic stuff, though, so I'm not sure how much I can hope for. Definitely not going to frog, though!
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