Finally sat down this afternoon and finished sewing the last strip putting my knitted afghan together.
The afghan is incredibly soft and is going to be warm and cozy as a throw on the couch.
The pattern didn't call for any kind of finishing edge and I'm wondering if something is needed. I'm not particularly fond of fringe so don't think I want to do that. I could crochet some kind of an edge all around the four sides . . . but which color of yarn would I use for that? Any suggestions as to a finishing edge? Needed? Or not?
After all my fuss and worry about how to sew the five strips together, the idea I had in my head worked lickety-split.
I laid two strips side by side, wrong sides up. Because all the rectangles had a seed stitch edge on each side, I just picked up a "nub" (or collar from a purl stitch) one stitch in from the edge . . . first on one strip, then on the other strip. Back and forth, back and forth the whole length of the strip.
This is the front side. You can't see the yarn I used for the joining at all. Even the back side (shown in the second picture with the needle) doesn't look that bad.
Big knitting project finally completed. Whew! But I've got to admit, I think I'm gonna miss having it to work on. I got kinda attached to it!
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