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« on: August 18, 2013 08:52:25 AM »

I made a living room rug to sit under my coffee table and I'm not sure how to finish it. I made up the pattern as I went, knitting three strands together, using up all my scraps of blue to give it a sort of gradient look.


(Excuse the crafting/cleaning/redecorating mess...)

It's clearly too short, but I've basically run out of blue and am close to running out of white. (With what I have left, I could probably add...three inches to the end?



So here are my questions - how much longer do you think I should make it? Considering that I don't want to spend more money on yarn for it and use up the stuff I have, could I make a wide border around the entire thing in a different color? I have tons of off white, lots of teal, and then a couple balls each of green, brown, and purple. (And this funky grey texture that could probably give me two rows around the whole thing.



To give you an idea of the color palette I'm working with, I'm currently redecorating, planning on adding curtains with some yellow in them, and keeping the furniture black and brown, with some new accent pillows.

Thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2013 02:47:44 PM »

I would keep away from fringes 'coz they are a pain to put back in place after vacuuming. I have a heap of borders linked to on pinterest, just wrote in borders. The consideration is whether you want to have a lacy border or something with more of a fringe.
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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2013 06:10:53 PM »

I wasn't thinking of doing a fringe, but the lacy border idea is good! I'd use less yarn and get more yardage.

My initial thought was to have a solid border of like four inches on each side, but it might make more sense to do something lacy.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013 11:00:27 AM »

That is a really nice rug. I like the colors and I like the random stripes.

About the yarn colors, I vote for the white; it may just be my monitor - or my eyes - but I don't think any of the other colors go with the blue and white of the rug. And I would use it to make the rug longer; honestly, I don't think it needs a border. That's the nice thing about crochet; the edges are so neat that they don't really need anything more. If you really want a border I would say, stay with something simple, like a sc (dc if you're using UK terms) or hdc (htr in UK terms) or maybe just a blanket stitch; that last would use the least amount of yarn. I'm not sure that lace would wear well, plus it might get caught in people's feet (or claws, if you have pets).

This is just MHO Smiley but I hope it helps.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013 08:30:41 PM »

The rug has really nice colours but its a pity you ran out of yarn. I would definitely suggest getting more yarn as the current size of the rug is just too awkward. =x
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