Edges on Color Explosion Throw

Has anyone done an edging on the outside edges of their throw? Im looking for ideas to clean up my edges.

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I’m thinking about this, too! So far my only idea is i-cord edging, but I’d love to hear other ideas.

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Agreed, wondering the same thing and I cord is my only idea!

You might consider a mitered garter border, but when you pick up along the sides you may want to go a stitch deeper than the slipped edge so that the fabrics meet up evenly. Same if you apply i-cord. The slipped stitch covers 2 rows of knitting and if you just pick that up the ratio will be wonky.

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Icord was what I was thinking too, but then I wondered if there was something to keep in line of the same look as our seaming of the four strips. I’m still mulling while I seam my last strip.

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Good tip, thank you!

I wonder if you could just pick up stitches along the edge and bind off right away. Kind of the same idea as the 3nbo, but without the second needle. I don’t know if there is a name for that! I will experiment.

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I like this idea! It’d also fit with the simple lines already in the blanket.

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You know folks, just because we are mostly knitters doesn’t mean we cannot single or double crochet the edges. Simple, tidy, looks good, no need for endless stitches picked up.

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Definitely another option. thank you.

I’ve done a garter edge in the past - usually around 7 - 9 ribs - using a log cabin effect on the corners, not mitered. I find it lays better that way.

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I appreciate all the suggestions; Ive been thinking about every one of them. Tried a few. And in the trying realized there was only one edge that was bothering me; my cast on edges. I think I learned my spaced long tail was more spaced than needed:>)

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I plan on doing a double crochet edging around my blanket. I like the neat finished look.

Diane Berthelot

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It’s been a while, but I’m finally finishing my throw! This thread is about edges, but I also had an issue with joining the strips. I love the 3 needle bind off, but I hate picking up so many stitches. Who can find two needles that are long enough? So I wondered if I could get the same effect with a crochet hook. After a little trial and error, I found that yes, I could! This photo is my first two strips joined with a crochet hook:

I still need to join the other two strips, and then I’m going to do some kind of crochet edging.

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Well, after all that, I ended up going with i-cord edging! I’m really happy with how it turned out.


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It looks fabulous! I had to try several different options as well, and love my blanket. One of the neat things about knitting, we can all find what works/looks best for our tastes. Now you get to enjoy!

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Gorgeous! Love your colors.

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Thank you! I went with the original colors from the Field Guide…can’t go wrong there!