Monday, February 25, 2008

Knot My Knitting

This is the Baby Bolero from the One Skein book. Kelly is making it for Clare. It is turning out great in Blue Sky Alpaca Cotton.... very soft. After helping her with the finishing the only thing I will say about the pattern is that I don't understand how they expect you to pick up so many stitches around for the border on such a small piece. I picked up what I could, and it's just going to have to work. I guess we'll see. There is a K2,P2 border the whole way around the sweater that she will do now and it will be finished. The little "lace" feature on the back is so cute.































Here is the progress on my green wrap. It's coming along. I'm still enjoying the process. I'm thinking of a navy border around it in single crochet. I'd rather do an I-cord, but I don't think that can be done on something so large, can it? Don't y0u have to pick all the stitches up and do it in the round? Hmmn...




2 comments:

Yvonne said...

Holly, I think you'd be able to do an icord border, almost the same as if you were doing a bind off. I think just picking up a couple of stitches at a time would do it. I think I'm going to practice this on a dishcloth. Are you slipping the first stitch of every round?? My brain wheels are spinning...

LaurieG said...

Yes, you can; and no, you don't. You want applied I-cord --(http://www.knitting-and.com/knitting/patterns/stitches/icord.htm ) Essentially you're just making i-cord on 4 stitches, you're just knitting the fourth stitch (last in each row) together with the a stitch you just now picked up from whatever you're knitting it onto. Since you're working with squares, you can ensure evenness by picking up X stithes on the side of each square.