Saturday, August 30, 2008

Turning the Corner

After a little trip into the woods (riding along in her Tink bag) The Summer Sampler emerges complete! If you are new to the party, take some time to review all the previous posts with "The Summer Sampler Project" label. Harriman State Park is a short drive away from my home, and a few miles hike into pretty camping. We have been taking my daughter and nephew here since they could walk, and it is a bit of a family tradition, S'mores and all.
The Tink is patiently waiting to select her tent spot...

Once the final stitches are used up from the second long side of the Sampler, you are ready to turn that final corner. Each corner uses one stitch on the last Corner Chart row EXCEPT the final corner. With the final corner, you join the last stitch on that row to the very first stitch from your very start.

This picture illustrates half-way through the corner chart, with 45 degrees of the turn complete. The corner technique I am using is a short-row miter. Using a series of short-rows, we will turn our work-direction 90 degrees. There are several other ways to do this, but this one is the technique I selected to use for this project. Another very common way to do this is to "gather" the edging into the corner. Jane Sowerby, in Victorian Lace Today, uses the "gathered corner" and has a decent description of that technique, for those of you who are interested.

Following is page twenty-one, with step-by-step directions for the remainder of our project.

Following is page twenty-two, our final chart. All the symbols are explained on the Key supplement from our earlier post on the edging. Be sure to save or print this page in "portrait" mode.

I will be back in a few days with blocking directions and some details about my Lacey Lamb contest! Until then, knit on (and on, and on...)


  1. Nice corner!

    Looks like you had fun camping, although personally that's my idea of Total Misery :)

  2. Am I more confused than usual, or have you skipped page 20, the chart for the long side edging?