My video for September will show how to make these inset cables:
Our knit club is doing laprobes in October, and I was playing around with fun ways to join panels. When I came up with this easy little technique, I thought it was demonstration-worthy, and managed to film it on my new camera, then get the video edited.
The project itself is a baby blanket. This was the old "use the stuff that's already in the house" sort of project. I knew a blanket out of the variegated yarn would be skimpy, so I added one ball of pink yarn to make the joining stripes and the edgings.
I had one big skein of Bernat Softee baby yarn, which is a sport weight, group 3. I made a gauge swatch that was 30 stitches by 33 rows, which is about a thousand stitches, then weighed it on a gram scale to see how far my yarn would go. I calculated how many stitches that big ball of yarn would make, and then made 5 panels, each 240 rows by 34 stitches. I felt it would be a little skimpy without the joining cables, but they add 4" in width (about 1" each), and then the edging (a 4-stitch, 10 row worm) adds a little width, as well. The finished blanket is a nice size.