I showed you the finished body of my ‘sea and sand’ ripple blanket. Then there was the edging to create.
When I made the multi-coloured snuggle blanket I just wanted one that would not upstage the body of the blanket and chose one from this book,Using fairly neutral colours.
But for my other blankets I worked up my own edging to fit in with the theme of the blanket.
So for the “Cottage Garden” blanket I made one that looked like leaves. For the “Spectrum” blanket As you can see I just repeated all the colours in rows so as to create a rainbow round the edge.
And for the previous “sea and sand” blanket. I used a very simple ripply edge. To continue the ripply design of the blanket.
With granny blankets I like to make the first row using trebles (US – dcs) continuing the pattern along the top and bottom and using groups along the side, so as to form a uniform basis for subsequent rows.
I decided with this latest blanket to use one of the brownish coloured yarns from the blanket for this as a neutral background against which the main body of the blanket would stand out. However this soon evolved into the idea of using the ‘camel colour to represent dry sand and the ‘mocha’ colour, wet sand then to surround with a row of white for sea foam. I chose to use htrs (US- hdcs) here as dcs might get lost. I also decided to turn over the blanket to work this so as not to have a ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ side.
I had already decided, that as the first and last rows were ‘royal’ and ‘aspen’ respectively, it might be a good idea to incorporate these into the border to tie the whole thing together and so I finished off with using both in a way that gives a slightly corded look. This is the waves of the sea.
This pattern is actually part of a border in the book I showed you above, though I would not have recognised it.
Here is the border turned over so you can see how similar they are.
I rather like the corded look and had used ‘crab stitch’
to edge my first ‘hexagon’ blanket.