Tree of Life Afghan #4- On the border...

vsidart's picture

So, I'm down to about the last 30 rows of the afghan (pix coming soon!) and pondering the border. Never one to do things the easy way, I have this idea of a garter stitched border... Anyone ever seen a way to pick up and join to the edge in one step? I'm thinking the technique would be like short-rowing on stockings, but I've never seen it... (you'll notice this time I'm asking for help BEFORE I get there... I'm learning!)

And of course, 10 days into the project, the new Mary Maxim catalog comes out with a pattern for what I originally wanted- an afghan with one big tree in the center. Argh! (it'll be here Monday.)


ronhuber's picture

If you are thinking of a knitted on border, they are quite easy. When you have gone as far as you want you simply cast on some stitches on the needle where the working yarn is. I would suggest something around seven. With a short dp knit the first six stitches and join the seventh to the afghan (k 2 tog, sl 1, k1, psso, k2tog TBL). Always use the same one. Knit the seven stitches you have on the short needle and repeat the process. When you get to a corner stitch, k6, turn and work back, knit 5, turn and work back, knit 4, turn and work back, knit 5, turn and work back, knit 6 turn and work back and then knit 6 and join it to the corner stitch.

vsidart's picture

That's it! I knew it had to be doable. Thank you.
Love you guys!