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A Blanket for WubblyBubbly (continued)

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KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 13:15:49

The first thread is nearing the 1000 post limit due to such amazing support.

This thread is a continuation of that thread which can be found here


KnitterNotTwitter Mon 12-Mar-12 16:20:52

oh well - too late...!

Yes Stocking Stitch will curl a bit - Garter stitch (where you knit every row back and forwards) doesn't curl.... neither does moss stitch...

PurplePidjin Mon 12-Mar-12 16:27:45


I now have to resist making more unless Knotty gives me either the go ahead or the pattern for Twitter birdies! Tbh I'm pretty much out of ends long enough to do anything more with grin

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Mar-12 16:31:08

I'm going to sound really basic now, but I'm amongst friends who won't poke fun hmm

Knitter - is that slip stitch?

MinnieBar Mon 12-Mar-12 16:59:54

Signing in...

I'm going to try and sound faintly knowledgeable now, be prepared...

Knitter, would I be right in thinking that way of binding off can't be done where it says 'bind off in pattern'?? E.g. with a moss stitch?

LatteLady Mon 12-Mar-12 17:07:53

Any curling that you have can be dealt with by blocking your squares...with squares the quickest way to do is to use a cheat method. Wet a tea towel and wring it out, place over you square and press with a steam iron from the back of your square so that you don't crush the pattern.

TimeForCake Mon 12-Mar-12 17:10:25

Signing in...but may sign out quickly with all this technical talk! Pistey, you sound worryingly like you know what you're talking about. What are all these complicated words you keep saying? grin
<sits down with a spinning head>

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:11:31

Oi! Latte! Step away from the blocking!


I can sort out the curling this end. To be honest, it is often easier to hook the squares together without blocking. IF they need it, I'll block before hooking.

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Mar-12 17:19:42

Cakey - I just make it up as I go along, between you and me, I haven't actually got a clue...

PurplePidjin Mon 12-Mar-12 17:24:14

Blocking is up to the hooker-togetherer. I found it shrunk the stitches too much, so wasn't worth the effort. Plus the weight of the blanket stretches the squares into shape.

It was more of a have I done it right tbh!

KnitterNotTwitter Mon 12-Mar-12 17:26:10

Minnie - yes that bind off wouldn't work as nicely for a 'bind off in pattern'... although for squaeres for a blanket no one is going to actually see the edge once they're crocheted together so I tend to just bind off that way even if the instructions say to bind off in pattern....

pistey - a slip stitch is where you slip the stitch from one needle to another without knitting it. Normally you'd slip from right needle to the left needle. And again normally you'd 'slip as if to knit'... that is you'd poke your left needle into the loop as if you were going to knit it but then merely shimmy it acrosss to the right needle without doing the knit bit... You can 'slip as if to purl' where you poke your right needle into the loop as if you were going to purl it but just shimmy it across to the left instead. Gives two slightly different effects.... Does that answer the question? Or confuse?

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:27:28

Also, if all the squares are blocked it gives me less flexibility. If they aren't blocked it's easier to bring slightly different sized squares togther.

KnitterNotTwitter Mon 12-Mar-12 17:29:00

squaeres squares (mutters to self)

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:29:56

Not that there is any variation on the 6", oh no smile

TimeForCake Mon 12-Mar-12 17:30:39

Oh good Pistey. I don't want you turning into an expert on me just yet. grin

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:30:54

I'm liking the shimmying, Knitter grin

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:31:18

Cakey, worry not. wink

TimeForCake Mon 12-Mar-12 17:32:17

grin <breathes sigh of relief>

RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Mar-12 17:41:25

Slightly confused by the shimmying confused

TimeForCake Mon 12-Mar-12 17:47:47

Slightly...or totally?!!

KnitterNotTwitter Mon 12-Mar-12 17:49:49

pistey.... like much of knitting it's easier when you've got some stitches on a needle infront of you... rather than reading it.... Honest smile

PurplePidjin Mon 12-Mar-12 17:50:31

I'm still at the stage of muttering to myself "wiggles to the back means knit a row, wiggles to the front means purl a row"

Nice young chap who tried to chat me up on the train didn't seem to mind grinblush

KnottyLocks Mon 12-Mar-12 17:52:56


RatherBeOnThePiste Mon 12-Mar-12 18:53:08

wine Completely floored by it Cakey grin

TimeForCake Mon 12-Mar-12 18:59:16


Whenisitmysleepytime Mon 12-Mar-12 19:00:28

Just popping in to mark my place and say my squares are now at the mercy of royal mail as dh posted them today. smile

All done. grin

Pidj- is knitting a good way to attract men then?ut mention that to terminally single sister! wink

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