Anthology Blanket: Sampler Blanket 2016 Knit-a-Long, free #knitting pattern by Underground Crafter. For details, visit http://undergroundcrafter.com/anthologyThe Anthology Blanket is a sampler blanket that will be released throughout 2016 as a knit-a-long. For more details, including a schedule and links to all previously released posts, visit the Anthology Blanket home page.

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If you’ve made it this far, congratulations! You should be close to a finished blanket. If you plan to add borders to your Anthology Blanket squares, here’s what I recommend.

  • Spray block your squares (if you choose to). If you’re new to blocking, you can read Blocking Basics for Crocheters and Knitters.
  • Seam your blocks together. You can find my seaming recommendations for this blanket here.
  • Weave in your ends. (Trust me on this. Once the borders are on, you’ll want to be almost done, not staring down 60+ dangling yarn tails.)
  • Then, get yourself a set of circular knitting needles – at least 40” (100 cm) long – in the same size you used for your blanket squares to work the borders. Although the borders are knitted flat, the long cord of a circular needle will make it much easier to hold your stitches.

Scroll down for four different border options for your blanket. And, of course, you can also choose to use the garter stitch border around each block and just seam your blocks together, weave in your ends, and declare your blanket finished!

If you’d like to chat with other knitters, stop by this thread on Ravelry. You can also share your progress and questions with me by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, and Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Free knitting patterns: 4 Border Options for the Anthology Blanket by Underground Crafter | These 4 border options are great for blankets, scarves, and other projects with edges that need some more texture.

4 Border Options

Knitting Patterns by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 504-medium 50All the border patterns below start by picking up a row of stitches along an edge with the right side facing. This row up picked up stitches counts as a row of knit stitches on the right side. You can find a tutorial for picking up stitches here.

Finished Size

  • Customized.

Materials

  • Cascade 220 Superwash (100% superwash wool), or the same weight of yarn used for the project you are adding borders to.
  • US Size 7/4.5 mm circular knitting needles, or the size used for the project you are adding borders to.
  • Yarn needle.

Abbreviations Used in These Patterns

  • BO – bind off
  • k – knit
  • k2tog – knit 2 sts together (This video tutorial by Fiber Flux is helpful.)
  • p – purl
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sl 1 – slip 1 st, knitwise
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • WS – wrong (back) side
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Note

Pattern Instructions

Border Option 1: Seed Stitch Border

Free knitting patterns: 4 Border Options for the Anthology Blanket by Underground Crafter | These 4 border options are great for blankets, scarves, and other projects with edges that need some more texture.

  • Pick up sts along any edge.
  • Start with an even number of sts. (If you have an odd number of sts, k2tog in the first 2 sts of the first row.)
  • Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.
  • Rep Rows 1 & 2 until desired size is reached.
  • BO in pattern for Row 1. Fasten off.
  • Repeat Border 1 along opposite edge of blanket.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

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Border Option 2: Garter and Stockinette Stripes Border

Free knitting patterns: 4 Border Options for the Anthology Blanket by Underground Crafter | These 4 border options are great for blankets, scarves, and other projects with edges that need some more texture.

  • Pick up sts along any edge.
  • Start with any number of sts.
  • Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, k across to last st, p1.
  • Rows 2-4: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 5: Sl 1, p across.
  • Row 6: Rep Row 1.
  • Rep Rows 1-6 until desired size is reached, ending after Row 6.
  • BO in pattern for Row 5. Fasten off.
  • Repeat Border 2 along opposite edge of blanket.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

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Border Option 3: Ribbed Border

Free knitting patterns: 4 Border Options for the Anthology Blanket by Underground Crafter | These 4 border options are great for blankets, scarves, and other projects with edges that need some more texture.

  • Pattern Note: Just like ribbing on a sweater cuff, this will border will “pull in” from the outside of the blanket but it will be very stretchy.
  • Pick up sts along any edge.
  • Start with an odd number of sts. (If you have an even number of sts, k2tog in the first 2 sts of the first row.)
  • Row 1: (WS) Sl 1, *k1, p1; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Sl 1, *p1, k1; rep from * across to last 2 sts, p2.
  • Rep Rows 1-2 until desired size is reached, ending after Row 1.
  • BO in pattern for Row 2. Fasten off.
  • Repeat Border 3 along opposite edge of blanket.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

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Border Option 4: Double Seed Stitch Border

Free knitting patterns: 4 Border Options for the Anthology Blanket by Underground Crafter | These 4 border options are great for blankets, scarves, and other projects with edges that need some more texture.

  • Pick up sts along any edge. This border doesn’t have a “neat edge,” so is best used as the last 2 borders (since no more sts need to be picked up on the sides).
  • Start with a multiple of 4 sts. (If you have a different multiple of sts, decrease evenly through the first row by k2tog instead of k. Remember that each k2tog decreases by 1 st.)
  • Row 1: (WS) *K2, p2; rep from * across.
  • Row 2: Rep Row 1.
  • Row 3: *P2, k2; rep from * across.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 3.
  • Rep Rows 1-4 until desired size is reached, ending after Row 3.
  • BO in pattern for Row 4. Fasten off.
  • Repeat Border 4 along opposite edge of blanket.
  • Continue on to finishing instructions.

Finishing

© 2014, 2016 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/anthology. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you’d like to chat with other knitters, stop by this thread on Ravelry. You can also share your progress and questions with me by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Google+ as +UndergroundCrafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, and Twitter as @ucrafter.

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Knitting Patterns: 4 Border Options | Anthology Blanket

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