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Re: Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use
Posted by: Alex (IP Logged)
Date: April 18, 2007 01:24PM

Well, it just means that you bring the main color up alongside each row even if you aren't using it. This is so you don't have to cut it each time you finish using it. You are spared having to weave in a lot of loose ends. The designer specifies "loosely" so that the sides lie flat and don't pucker as they would if you were to pull the yarn when you start using it again. Check the edge each time you start using the yarn. Make sure that it lies neatly along the edge. If it is too loose it will also look untidy.

You may want to give it a little twist around the color which you are starting any particular row with just to keep it in line.

And you will probably be working a finishing border to cover up the strands when the afghan is finished. If there are no such instructions you will probably want to do this anyway as the strands are not attractive. If the afghan is being worked side-to-side heavy, dense fringe can also cover up the strands.



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  Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use locobaybee 04/18/2007 09:41AM
  Re: Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use Alex 04/18/2007 01:24PM
  Re: Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use locobaybee 04/18/2007 01:51PM
  Alex's response to Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use locobaybee 04/18/2007 01:52PM
  Re: Carry mc loosely along side edge when not in use Alex 04/18/2007 02:59PM


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