So I've been working a little more on the baby blanket, and I have to say that now that it's well under way, the pattern is beautiful. I am using Lion Brand's Pound of Love in two different colors. Instead of using the recommended I hook, I am using the G hook. That makes the stitches a little closer together. Even then it's still pretty wide though I haven't measured the width. My only change is that instead of continuing the pattern stitch all the way to the end and then fastening off and flipping the blankie so the foundation chain is on top and then adding one row of the pattern stitch, I've worked the pattern stitch to half the height that I want. I then flipped it over and continued the pattern stitch from the foundation chain. I will continue the other half in that direction. It just made more sense and seemed more symmetrical. I am attaching pictures. I also am using two colors instead of one. I really like the look of this blankie.
|Flipped blankie to work opposite direction|
|Blankie waiting for me|
Everyone has a different technique when it comes to changing yarns. I prefer to add in the new yarn right before I finish the last stitch and continue by weaving in the new yarn, leaving the other yarn's tail hanging for weaving in at the end. Well, I made a slight change that cleaned up the yarn change. Someone else may have posted it by now, but I haven't found it. Here are some pics that I hope are useful:
|Last stitch completed all the way|
|1. Pulling new yarn through; |
2. Old yarn pulled completely out by pulling entire loop.
I also have pictures of my technique for weaving in the new yarn as I complete my stitches. I think I'll leave that for next post. It's almost 4 a.m. in good ol' Bellflower. I should get some rest. I keep forgetting to sleep. LOL.
Hasta pronto, amigas!