Tuesday, July 24, 2012

To V or Not to V

I'm approaching the end of knitting the little blocks for my Sock Yarn Afghan.  I only have 12 left to go.  The final tally will be 534 three-inch blocks and 8 larger ones.  It's time to think about how I want to finish this.  There are several options and the one I'm thinking about right now is to fill in the pointed edges, the Vs, with triangles all the way around to make a large rectangle.  I would finish it off with a garter stitch border.

I've been trying out differnt techniques on the side of the afghan to make the triangle but so far they have been messy and don't lie flat.  I still have a couple more ideas before I give up and go with a jagged edge afghan.  I have a feeling, although I haven't tried it out yet, that the top triangles might work out better.  I'll give you an update after a bit more experimentation.  I'm open to suggestions, by the way.


Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

no suggestions for the execution but I would encourage you to try to find a way to get a straightish edge -- think you'll be happier with it in the end. And it is such a gorgeous piece of work -- well done!

Barb B said...

I too would vote for straight edge. Would some kind of entrelac approach work? Mind you I don't know how to do it, but it is a thought.
That said it really is beautiful.

Cindy said...

Wow, wow, WOW,... saw this on Pinterest. Do you think it would translate into crochet, perhaps Tunisian stitches?

Cindy said...

OK, I guess I should ask if there are instructions somewhere, I thought I saw them, but cannot find them now