Friday

Tips For Finishing Your Blanket.

Hello!

I know I have been an awfuly slow blogger recently but I have been super busy (as you can see from my twitter) and am planning to get back to blogging very soon! (starting with a blog about the puppy!) but for now I just wanted to give a few tips for anyone who is still keeping up with their twit knit project and is planning to finish on the fourth of July.

Start by laying out all your squares a flat surface so you can get a really clear idea of how they all fit together. Once you have arranged them and decided what squares look good with each other. It's time to begin sewing!


I used mattress stitch to sew my squares together. I'm not sure what other methods you could use but matress stitch worked perfectly for me and it gives this really beautiful seamless effect.


I had used it a little before but wanted to make sure I was doing it right so i found this amazing tutorial on knitty.com that really helped! If you need any advice here is the link - http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring04/mattress.html


I sewed up my squares in rows of four and then sewed the four rows of four together to make a square. You can do your sewing in anyway you choose but I found this method very succesfull.





After a big play with my yarn (which is looking a bit worse for wear) Puppy (who is now officially named POSY) decided she was most definitely not interested in twit knit club and had a big snooze while I finished my blanket.





Good luck with your sewing! And tweet me if you have any questions. See you on July 4th!

Love Scarly and Posy.

2 comments:

  1. Posy is ADORABLE!

    Your blanket looks to be coming along nicely too! I'd love to be able to knit, my mum has tried to teach me several times in the past but I'm not patient enough and get bored of it very quick so I admire someone with the patience to finish a whole blanket!

    Sarah xx

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  2. Although I'm old enough to be your mum, and probably not at all the kind of person you thought would read your blog, I just wanted to say that I think your blog is brilliant and all the things that you make are so inspired and clever.

    I started knitting when I was just a bit older than you and I am still making things today. I'm so delighted that there are still girls who want to knit... My daughter - she's a bit older than you - isn't in the slightest bit interested in making anything at all!

    I'm sure you've got a great future ahead of you with all your creativity.

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