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This is the bit that was on the cover of this magazine some years ago. I really don' have a good electronic picture of the quilt yet. Tomorrow will change that though. My friend is doing a shoot tomoz. I had a cry the other night... you know, old friend... memories and all that. But I'm pleased as punch.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
WITH SIZE 4mm NEEDLES:Cast on 132 sts.
Row 1: K (wrong side)
Row 2: Sl1, P to end of row (do this for the first stitch of every row to give a firmer edge, excepting the first row of a new colour or it'll look odd).
Repeat rows 1 & 2.
Row 5: Sl1-K.
This finishes the reverse Stocking stitch border/ends.
*Row 1: Sl1-K to end of row.
Row 2: Sl Knitwise, P to end of row.
Row 3: Sl1-K2 (border) - (k2tog) x 3, *(yo, k1) x 6, (k2tog) x 6, (yo, k1) x 6*. Repeat from *-* until 9 stitches remain, (k2tog) x3 - K3 (border).
Row 4: Sl1-K (wrong side)*.
Change colours for each repeat (*to*) if you want to.
Continue in pattern for desired length (I did 51 repeats for a good pram or basket length).
Next row: Sl1-P to end of row.
3 more rows reverse Stocking stitch (K,P,K).
Because of the frequent changes of colour and the resulting sewing-in of ends (i.e. lumpy), I crocheted the side edges with a Picot stitch...
*Single crochet-Chain 3, then crochet into 1st stitch of chain. Single crochet.* Effectively this means that every second single-crochet has the picot.
Repeat for as long as you want to.
I used Youtube for the tutorial on the picot, and will for any other thing I can't figure out ever!
I'm pretty sure this is right, but please let me know if it's not huh?