Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Continuous Cable Border

I'm really trying to write down my knitting patterns as I go but I find it really hard to be totally happy with them. I so want to be able to communicate clearly with someone how to make the pattern - but we all think/work so differently - I worry that my directions will frustrate or confuse.

Baby bunny has lots of new mobility skills (she has taken to rolling around everywhere and recently learnt to pull up.) I find my eyes have to be glued to her at all times so she doesn't find her way into the dogs toys (yum) or pulls anything off a table that land on her head (ouch). I have been finding that knitting is an easy thing for me to pick up and put down quickly. (Every peaceful moment is now a crafting moment.) Here she is inspecting my stitches.The border on this blanket is made using a a simple cable pattern. I joined the border to the blanket by knitting into stitches along the sides of the blanket and I joined the two ends of the border together using the three needle bind off technique.The same principle can be used with any pattern you care to use for a border. And the bonus is - no sewing is required! Do you like my fancy corners?

19 comments:

Sue said...

That is a very pretty border. I'm always looking for new interesting borders and I really admire your corners.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

I think the main reason I knit so much is that it so mobile and easy to do with kiddos around. Portable and small seems to be the most crafting I can do sometimes with the little ones around.

Love the blanket!

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

Can I just say holy shmoly that is a gorgeous blanket, the border is amazing! And a double holy shmoly that is a cute baby!! I love the picture of her a couple posts ago in her little trousers, she is a doll!! x

hetty said...

That is a wonderful blanket. Love your border and the corner is amazing. Your baby bunny is growing quickly. Enjoy your knitting time when you can!

Petit Filoux said...

Very impressed indeed! No way I could do that, looks way too complicated!!

two hippos said...

It is a really great boarder, i've not hear of a three needle bind off, so am about to go and learn.

dottycookie said...

I do like your corners, and I LOVE both cable and three needle cast off!

She'll be mobile before you know it ...

silverpebble said...

Your knitting work is exquisite Rachael - goodness it's easy on the eye! As is your gorgeous little tot. It's so exciting to hear about her new adventures - rolling around? Sheesh - she'll be walking next!

Bumpkin Bears said...

this is so beautiful, the corners are incredible. I've recently started knitting again for my little niece, a long way from your talent! Little Bunny is a treasure, Hugs, Catherine x

Sarah said...

All gorgeous, including baby bunny!

Hugs, Sarah x

Jennie said...

Everyone is knitting in blogworld, I am so jealous. I love the border and baby bunny is sooo gorgeous xx

http://milouson.canalblog.com said...

nice patern!

Ally Johnston said...

Knitting is such an easy thing to transport. I had a mum talk about how she'd spent the whole day watching her kids do gymnatics and I repiled, Wow what a great knitting opportunity. She looked at me blankly, not being a knitter.

Karma said...

I love the corners on this blanket would you be willing to share this technique with me? I can't find instructions on it anywhere!

Rachael Rabbit said...

I'm happy to share the pattern when it is ready Karma - can you send me your e-mail? I will post on the blog soon.

CR said...

I'd love to get your tips on doing the corners of the 3 cable edging. Do you increment or decrement stitches or just block like crazy? Looks so professional!

Rachael Dorr said...

Please send me your e-mail. I have finished the pattern & will be posting very soon. The border is done in one piece - I don't/didn't block it. Rachael x

Carolyn said...

In my search to learn how to turn the corner with a continuous cable borde. After trying various miter corner methods turning the corner, I found the photo of your cable edge. I do admire your corners! Can you share how the stitches are done? The mitered approach loses the cable pattern and the corner is misshapened. I haven't found a pattern that gives the stitches. After 7 tries I'm unable to proceed with the border. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Audra said...

This blanket is stunning. Would you share the pattern with me? I can't figure out how you did the corners
Audra
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