The Color Affection came off the needles this morning. I was not impressed. It was too skinny. It didn't look like the other ones I had seen. Did I do something wrong?
I dug out all my instruments of yarn torture, thinking it may just need a good blocking.
After a good soak and a ride in the salad spinner, I wove in my blocking wires and pinned it out.
Nope. This wasn't going to work. I wanted a straight edge not a pointy one.
The answer was a lot simpler than I imagined. I just had to pat it into place with my hands letting the natural curve do its job. Now it's nice and fat and round-like all the rest of them.
The yarnover trick worked very well. The edge was nice and loose-plus it's very pretty, even where I had to twist the colors so extremely to get them to go up the edge You can't see the twists at all. I used Stephen West's stretchy bind off from his Pogona shawl. Someone put a video tutorial up on You Tube and it was just what I was looking for. It is a simple k2tog through the back loops, slip back to left needle and repeat. The only problem is that now I want to make a pink one.