Blanket problem

I loom knitted a baby blanket. I made 3 panels 35 inches long, the width of the purple knifty knitter for two, and 10" wide for the third panel. I connected the three panels by sewing them together. The problem I have with the blanket are the ends of it flared out. It looks more like an hour glass shape than blanket. Can someone please explain to me what I did wrong, and if possible how to fix it. I'm willing to make another blanket, but I don't want to make another blanket wrong...it's a gift.


Thank you in advance.

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Dec 17, 2010
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Sewing panels together
by: Crystal

Well I have decided to make a new blanket anyways because I would like it thicker. The blocking method is interesting though. Thank you.

What is the best method to sew panels together? I don't know how to crochet or knit, so I'm looking for the best/easiest way to put it together.

Any advice would be appreciated :)

Dec 16, 2010
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You can save your blanket
by: Angie

You might still be able to save this one. Not sure how bad the flare is but if you can't fix it totally, you can at least improve it. Look up the 'blocking' method. Its basically a method of stretching the blanket into the shape you want. It involves getting the blanket damp or wet and pinning it in the shape you want then letting it dry before removing the pins. I've read of one person who 'blocked' a lopsided blanket for a few days and it came out shaped like the square it was intended to be.

Here is a good page to get you started on researching blocking:

http://knitting.about.com/od/learntoknit/a/blocking_knits.htm

Hope this helps!
Angie in NV

Dec 14, 2010
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reply to blanket problem
by: Hands

My guess is that your tension at the start was different from the tension at the end.
Also, what method of cast-on and bind-off did you use?
I have found that if I use the double figure 8 cast-on and the single sided knitted bind-off for a project using panels, that the ends work out much better.
I have also found that the more I work with the loom the better my stitches become. There is a tensioning tool you can use, too.
Is there anyway to make the blanket as a whole without making individual panels?

Hope this helps

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