Making a border on your finished blanket is a great way to give it an extra touch of beauty and style. With a few simple steps, you can easily add a knitted border to the edges of your blanket. Here’s how:
The first step in knitting a border on a finished blanket is to gather all the necessary supplies. You will need knitting needles, yarn, scissors, and a tapestry needle. Depending on the size of the project, you may also need additional supplies such as stitch markers, measuring tape and blocking mats. Make sure to select yarn that is similar in weight and color to the yarn used for the blanket, so that the border does not stand out too much.
Cast On Stitches:
Once you have all your supplies ready, you can begin casting on stitches. Start by measuring the circumference of your blanket. You will need enough stitches for the border to fit snugly around the entire circumference of your blanket. You can use any cast-on method you feel comfortable with; however, long-tail cast-on is recommended for this project as it creates a nice even edge.
Join Yarn To Blanket:
After casting on the required number of stitches, join the yarn to your blanket by taking one stitch from each stitch holder and placing it onto one needle. Make sure that all stitches are facing in the same direction and that they are not twisted around each other or onto themselves. Once all stitches are joined onto one needle, carefully pull out each stitch holder from its loop and set it aside for later use.
Knit In The Round:
Next, begin knitting in rounds around your blanket using either stockinette stitch or garter stitch if desired. Make sure that every round is knit with an even tension so that your border looks neat and uniform when finished. As you knit each round, count how many rounds have been completed so far; this will help ensure that your border fits perfectly around your blanket when finished.
Increase Number Of Stitches:
The last step is to increase stitches at certain points along your border so that it curves nicely around corners or edges of your blanket. To do this, increase one or two stitches at regular intervals as you knit each round until desired number of stitches has been reached; this will create a nice curve along edges or corners of your blanket when finished. Once all increases have been made, continue knitting in rounds until desired length of border has been reached before binding off all remaining stitches securely using a tapestry needle or crochet hook if desired.
Knit Until Desired Length Is Reached:
To knit a border on your finished blanket, start by casting on the number of stitches you need for the desired length. You can measure the stitches by wrapping the yarn around the edge of your blanket until you reach the desired length. Once you’ve casted on your stitches, knit until you reach that desired length.
Bind Off Stitches:
Once you have reached your desired length, bind off your stitches by knitting two stitches together and repeating until all of the stitches have been bound off. Once all of the stitches have been removed from your needle, cut and secure your yarn tail with a tapestry needle.
Weave In Ends:
Now that all of the stitches are bound off, weave in any visible yarn ends with a tapestry needle. This will help hide any knots or lumps and make sure that everything looks neat and tidy when it is finished.
Block The Border:
Blocking helps to even out all of your edges and gives them a more polished look. To block your knitted border, lay it flat on an ironing board or other flat surface, then run an iron over it using steam or low heat setting. This will help to block out any unevenness in your knitting and give it an overall professional look when it’s finished.
Enjoy Your Finished Blanket! After blocking out your border, you can now enjoy the beauty of your finished blanket! With just a few simple steps, you now have a beautiful knitted border around the edges of your blanket that adds extra style and charm to this special project – enjoy!
FAQ & Answers:
What Kind Of Yarn Is Best For Making Borders?
Any type of yarn can be used for making borders; however, lightweight yarns are generally easier to work with as they require less effort when knitting. If you’re looking for something more durable or warm, wool or cotton would be great options too!
How Do I Make Sure My Edges Are Even?
Blocking is key when it comes to making sure that all edges are even! After binding off all of your stitches, lay out your border flat on an ironing board or other flat surface then run an iron over it using steam or low heat setting – this will help block out any unevenness in your knitting and give it an overall professional look when it’s finished.