Friday, 6 November 2009

The Baby Blanket, Or Don’t Always Depend on the Rules, by Win Currie

I have always used the 3:5 rule when making rugs. That is more or less 3’wide by 5’long, the measurements I work to. So I made this baby blanket about 37"wide and about 60"long. When I took it off the loom and spread it out to get the overall effect it looked just... AWFUL. It looked out of proportion and just too long. How to fix it? As luck would have it the block construction was such that I realised I could just chop off the end blocks, zigzag the ends and crochet around the whole lot as I intended to do anyway. Problem solved!! But I still don’t know why the magic formula didn’t work!!

by Win Currie

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