I have knitted the Debbie Bliss alphabet blanket. It has a nice border all the way around. The top and bottom borders turned out fine, they seem to fit, it’s just a continuation of the same number of stitches I’ve been working.
Here’s the trouble. I had to pick up and knit stitches along the side. The instructions were to pick up 227 stitches spaced over 258 rows of work. I finished 1 side of this border, and it was obviously too many stitches to have picked up. I intend to re-do it, and I’m wondering how many stitches I should pick up. I have to reduce by multiples of 8 stitches. If anyone has experience or an opinion on this point, I’d love to hear it.
PS my yarn is worsted weight, needle size 5 is what I’ve used.