I want to knit this:
The idea of creating a border by picking up stitches and doing it in the round seems like tons of extra work. (unless I have to because it will probably need blocking) I was thinking about doing a simple garter stitch border- can I just cast on (plus 6 stitches), then do 3 rows of garter stitch, then add 3 knit stitches on the beg & end of each row instead? How would that look do you think?
(Edited to add that lace edge border that you sew on looks very fabulous- but 1) it's kinda girly and this might be a boy and 2) I don't want to pick something so hard that I swear off knitting entirely and go back to making potholders with the loops on that silly loom instead.)
Also- any idea what size circular needle I would need for that many stitches? The recommended gauge is 4.5 needle (US size 7, right?)- I am confused. I don't have any circular needles.
Will my desire for little baby leaves kill me?
I appreciate all the help I can get on this! Thanks!