BusyBea wrote:k1p1quebec--for the top & bottom borders, did you pick up the stitches and knit the border, or did you do it like the side borders, knit it and then attach it?
I picked them up. Advantages are twofold: no separate attaching and the stitches and lacey diagonal lines are going in the right direction and not sideways (not that it really matters here, with all the bias squares - I am one of those people who edits and has to pay attention to periods vs commas and extra spaces between words, so put me in the category of extreme attention to detail.
It wasn't too hard - 7 stitches for seed stitch edge + 10 stitches for small square on top of right border + 40 stitches per block (4 small squares of 10 stitches each for each large block, as I have on the sides) + 10 stitches for small square on top of left border + 7 stitches for left seed stitch edge. This gives an even number of stitches. On the bottom I worked the squares according to the directions for the left border; on the top I followed the directions for the right border.
I used stitch markers to keep my sets of 10 nicely separated; with over 100 stitches on a circular needle I didn't want any mistakes to have to undo.
Even so, on the bottom there is one small square Where I forgot to yo, but I can live with one thing. That left border was always hard for me to remember to yo after the K2tog.
I worked the 14 rows of pattern and then went straight to 9 rows of seed stitch (didn't need to work row 1 for ending pattern because not working vertical blocks). I needed 9 rows vertical to equal the same measurement as my 7 rows of horizontal seed stitching on the left and right sides.
When you switch to seed stitch, you just need to decrease 1 stitch in order to have an odd number of stitches so that you always begin and end with a K1. I decreased on the seventh seed stitch of the border Where it meets with the first of the K2 edge stitches of the first small square. It's not noticeable There.
Going to post my final photos now; wove in loose ends on back side this afternoon.