Hello I am new and I have a question that has been bugging me for several months.
For the last year I have been knitting a huge blanket for my husband made out of squares 100 st by 100 with size 10 needles. There will be 25 squares total so this is a king size heavy blanket. A couple of months ago I sewed together the squares that I had already finished (I am still working on it!) I have 3 rows of five done. My hubby loved it so much that he started using it immediately even though I wasn’t done. Shortly after he started using it I noticed that there is a lot of stress put on the corners and then knots come undone and the blocks start separating. I have been finishing as all my books tell me, by tying a simple knot and working the ends back into the blanket. But even if I tie multiple knots they manage to work themselves out. So now I am quite frustrated as to a knot, or method of finishing that wont come undone with heavy use.
I just recently noticed also that the ends where I tied two skeins of yarn together (it takes two skeins per block, sometimes more) are coming apart, and so now I have several blocks that I will have to completely unravel and redo. That is VERY frustrating! Any help for those too!
Can someone help me!?
Thanks for your time,
Add: I posted this at another knitting forum and someone there recommended that I come here and look around and find the mattress stitch, I looked but couldn’t find any info.