Wednesday, February 14, 2007

A Milestone! and a question...

I've finished the center panel of the large leaf and trellis rectangle on p. 54. Woohoo! Now I'm ready to start my first knitted-on border, and I'm mildly puzzled by the directions.

I get the lace cast-on part - I'm doing the crochet chain version - but shouldn't there be a setup row? I'm trying to imagine what happens when I finally finish the border and unzip the crochet chain to graft the ends together...I'm concerned there will be no there there, if you know what I mean. ;-}

Any advice from more experienced hands would be much appreciated.

3 comments:

Anni said...

I've only used crochet cast on once with toe up socks, normally do the knitting with waste yarn cast on instead. But before you unravel the crochet yarn you should be able to pick up the loops that you knitting in to the crochet chain. Did that make sense? If you're worried about how it'll work, crochet a short chain and knit a few rows then undo the crochet chain just to see how it works.

Cathy said...

Duh. Why didn't I think of doing a swatch? Great idea, Anni. Thanks!!

Anni said...

Happy to help, says one who never swatches. LOL.