Across the Board CAL: Assembly & Border

Monday, June 6, 2016

Welcome to the final installment of our Across the Board CAL! As a recap, everything you need to know about the CAL can be found on this post.

You've all worked so hard on your afghans, so for this segment we're pleased to announce the grand prize sponsored by Berroco! Berroco is donating a kit to make their Antigone shawl pattern. This elegant and lacy shawl is made with Berroco Mykonos™ yarn. This yarn is a DK weight blend of linen, cotton, and nylon that drapes beautifully! This prize is being shipped directly from Berroco and is available to be shipped to the contiguous United States and Canada.

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For this segment, all we have left to do is the Assembly & Border! For this we have to thank Marcy Smith, editor of Interweave Crochet, and whom you will remember from the Think Crochet strip.

SaveSave“Joining a community blanket is a zen exercise. Do not give this task to the Type A-est person in the group; it will drive them mad. It needs to be done by a person who is experienced with and willing to participate in the Fine Art of Fudging. FAF involves easing where necessary and relinquishing a commitment to symmetry. The border might not match up exactly at the corners. This is OK. A more Type A person will rework the border stitches so that they add up to the proper stitch count for the border (FYI: If you are one of these people, this border calls for a multiple of 6 ch-sp; to adjust this, you probably want to add a round of sc before the rnds of ch-1 border, working sc2tog or inc sc as necessary).”

If you only pick up one tip from this blanket, let it be the Fine Art of Fudging! It will save you much headache and frogging in future crochet patterns. These instructions can be found on page 15 of the Across the Board 2015 booklet.

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