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sparksella 9:55pm, 27 August 2010
I've been working on my Ruby Afghan for several months, and am nearing the beginning a homestretch, finally. 86 hexess are sewed together: 5 rows of ten motifs, 4 rows of 9, and all of those are sewed, except half (5 motifs) of the last section. Of the 8 half hexes, 3 are made and 2 are in place. Now I have that half row, 5 half hexes to make and 6 to sew into place, the white tails to tuck in, and the edging.
Haven't decided what to do for an edge.
The ends are level, the sides have the zig-zag. The background is white, so at least the first edging row will be white, and probably single crochet.

Any suggestions for a border? How many rows, what colors, etc?
Ella
ed4448 11 years ago
Well a scallop stitch or a reverse sc stitch.
sparksella 11 years ago
Thanks. I think I may do the reverse sc. I haven't decided about filling in the zig-zags. I need to look at them again. Seems the \/ is pretty wide at the top. I don't know if that's an advantage to appearance or not, and how the RSC will fit in it. Will one row of RSC be enough, or would two or three be better?
Ella
sparksella 11 years ago
Looking at Novamade's afghan at www.flickr.com/photos/archivistontheedge/4289714270/
I'm inclined to not fill in the \/ sides. So the rsc you suggested may be the edge I use.
Again, thanks.
Ella
nondescript sofa [deleted] 11 years ago
I agree with you about not filling in the sides, especially after viewing the link! Reverse sc is always a lovely edging!
ed4448 11 years ago
Be sure and post pictures when done we want to see!
sparksella 11 years ago
It will be a while yet. I have the border to do and the white tails to sew in yet.
Ella
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