You may remember from this post that I’ve been knitting a baby blanket for one of Destin’s friends that has a baby due any day now. Talk about timing, I finally finished it today!
I finished the majority of the blanket – with the exception of binding off and sewing in loose ends – about a week or so ago. I’ve been dragging my feet on sewing in the loose ends because that’s my absolute least favorite part of knitting and crochet, and I’ve been struggling to figure out which bind-off I wanted to do. I used the long-tail cast on method for the blanket, and previously the only bind-off I knew was the basic bind off, where the edge of the blanket ends up looking like the top of a crochet row. My main issue is that it doesn’t match the cast on edge of the blanket. Thanks to Google and online tutorials, I finished the blanket with a sewn bind off that mimics the look of the long-tail cast on. Thanks to the wonderful tutorial found on New Stitch a Day, it was easy to do.
|(The spots you see are water droplets…
waiting for it to dry!)
The blanket has now been bound, ends sewn in, blocked. I would consider getting blocking boards if I did more work that needs blocking, but for now my futon seems to work fine 🙂
I used Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Cotton” yarn. It’s inexpensive, especially if you find it on sale, and very soft to the touch. And for baby blankets, anything labelled “machine wash” is always a good idea! More information about the yarns and pattern are on my Ravelry page about the project.