big bad baby blanket - different color border?

victoriajaneJanuary 26, 2011

Hello, I am an advanced beginner knitter and I would like to make the Big Bad Baby Blanket from the from Stoller's book - it has a wide seed stitch border all around with a stockinette pattern in the middle panel. The pattern calls for one color yarn, but I thought it would be nice to make the border and the inner panel in contrasting colors, only I can't visualize how I would do this. So, I start the blanket in seed stitch in color A and go for 20 rows. Then, on the first panel row, I'm supposed to do 15 stitches of seed stitch (for the side border) then switch to a stockinette for the panel (which would be color B). How do I make the switch in colors each time I finish 15 stitches of seed stitch at the beginning of a row and each time I get to the last 15 stitches of a row? I know I wouldn't keep cutting off yarn but I can't imagine how to do it. If anyone can explain it to me I would be very appreciative!!

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OklaMoni

You need a skein of yarn to work with for each color change. Also, you need to "twist" the two colors when you go from one color to the next to keep from having a "hole" at that time.

Practice with just a few stitches, aka, make a swatch.

Moni

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