So I have a little baby boy on the way and I’ve been working on a blanket to give him when he’s born. The bulk of the blanket is worked in stocking st, normally I would incorporate a garter st border in as I go but the pattern calls for a separate border knitted on smaller needles. I’ve completed the main blanket, but the instructions for the border really confuse me! Any help would be appreciated.
The pattern is as follows:
Beginning at the base, Cast on 24 sts
Work in garter st until border fits all the way round the blanket
Sew border into position, beginning at the base, centre front, and working around the sides.
Sew 2sts of border to every stitch of blanket at the corners, starting 5cm before and after corner, to gently curve border around corners.
Cast off stitches.
Sew top and bottom 24sts of border together to finish.
So… I’m guessing the border is supposed to be one long strip of garter stitch rather than 4 separate pieces? Am I supposed to sew it on as I go, whilst it’s still on the needles? And I really don’t understand what it’s saying about the corners!
There’s no clear pictures of the blanket in the magazine, so I can’t see what the corners are supposed to look like or how it’s stitched on. I apologise if I sound really silly, I’ve just never done a border like this before.
Also, has anyone got any suggestions for which stitch I should use to sew the border on? Sewing is really not my strong point!