Ready to re-do the border on my Mini-Scrap Granny I removed the partial round of RHSS ‘Tealeaf’, as well as the earlier limpy-wimpy ‘Light Yellow Green’ granny cluster round.
I redid the round ‘Light Yellow Green’ but in plain double-crochet so it’s denser. I followed with two rounds of ‘Tea Leaf’ granny clusters’, but this time I omitted the chain stitches between so there are smaller holes, more like those in the granny squares of the blanket itself. Then another round of ‘Light Yellow Green’ plain double-crochet. Ah, I like this so much more!
It’s can be tricky to combine yarns of different brands/thicknesses – the olive-green is thicker/stiffer than the pale green or the purple – because I don’t want a border that feels stiff or limp compared to the rest of the blanket. Not only do the two areas feel about the same, but the thing still lays Flat! So three cheers for Mini-Scrap’s better border – Yea, Yea, Yea!!
I think a single round of RHSS Light Raspberry should come next, to balance the strong purple.
But I have a few other decisions to make yet – what stitch for the Light Raspberry round and what color/stitch combination for the blanket’s outer-most edge. I’m going to give myself ample time to decide. I’d rather not have to rip back – again.
Aaack, I don’t like ripping back!!