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  1. #1
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    Default Any Knitters? Fringe question

    I have just completed my first knitted afghan. I did it for my Mom for Christmas - she made so many nice things for me in the past that I decided to make something for her. It turned out pretty well - now I want to put some fringe on it.

    So here's my question - when you put the fringe on, do you put fringe on each of the stitches that makes up the bottom edge? This afghan was 107 stitches wide and I knitted with doubled yarn. So do I put 107 fringe bunches on the bottom or every other stitch or???

    Any advice welcome!



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    Quote Originally Posted by oldernewbie View Post
    I have just completed my first knitted afghan. I did it for my Mom for Christmas - she made so many nice things for me in the past that I decided to make something for her. It turned out pretty well - now I want to put some fringe on it.

    So here's my question - when you put the fringe on, do you put fringe on each of the stitches that makes up the bottom edge? This afghan was 107 stitches wide and I knitted with doubled yarn. So do I put 107 fringe bunches on the bottom or every other stitch or???

    Any advice welcome!
    You can do anything you like--it's YOURknitting. I'd say depends on the thickness of the yarn, I sometimes do every other stitch with double yarn, whic is less time consuming but looks nice. What a great gift!



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    I usually do every other stitch with double yarn. It would make me crazy to do every stitch, and I'm impatient!



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    Thanks guys! I think I'll try ever other stitch and see how it looks. I can always add more in.

    Believe me - I am the least crafty person you know. But I figured I could do this and I've learned a lot. I really appreciate the videos I've found on the internet. Much easier to follow them than the knitting books, altho given my craft handicap, I needed both!!

    Next project - a baby afghan for a good friend's daughter. I'm getting brave!



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    I think the last time I did a fringe I did every 2nd stitch, but with quadrupled yarn. That was an Aran weight yarn, rib stitch.

    Other knitters, eh? What are you working on?



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    Oldernewbie, you should join Ravelry. Like coth for knitters


    2 members found this post helpful.

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    not knitting.. thew the needles down, afghan and scarf...using the yarn now to make crochet granny squares...

    I must be getting old, because in my olden days I would have already finished a full size blanket.... for now I don't have enough to swaddle a baby....
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    Quote Originally Posted by atr View Post
    Oldernewbie, you should join Ravelry. Like coth for knitters
    If I get addicted to another forum I may get evicted!

    [Thanks for the tip - I'll check them out!]



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    If you join Ravelry, prepare to not be sleeping much for 1-2 weeks because it's that addictive. lol.



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    Don't knit - I crochet. And thanks to Ravelry I may never be able to leave my house again if I plan on finishing even half the projects I've put in my favorites.
    http://www.tbhsa.com/index.html

    Originally Posted by JSwan
    I love feral children. They taste like chicken.



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    I do both - lately I've been addicted to crocheted hats!!
    They're fun and I can do one in a few hours.



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