One of the things that I love about knitting is that you can always tweak it if it’s not exactly the way you want it.
When I first knit my carbon/pollen version of my Lucky Star shawl, I knit 9 repeats of the edging, and decided it was too much. I didn’t want the bright edging to overwhelm the shawl. I ripped it back to five repeats, and deemed it perfect.
And it was. Fresh off the blocking wires, it was just the way I wanted it.
But this very bouncy, round Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarn relaxed a bit, making the edging a little shorter than I anticipated.
So I tinked the dark carbon bind off, and added two more repeats of the lace edging for a total of 7 repeats.
Each row is about 450 stitches, so I’m adding 3600 stitches. Piece o’ cake.
Now I just have a few extra ends to sew in. *After* I re-block. I could sew before blocking, but I never clip the ends until after, anyway. I don’t want the ends to pop through when I block my shawls. Since I don’t want to handle the ends twice, I just wait and take care of it all after blocking.
Do you sew your ends before or after blocking? And have you ever tinked a bind off to lengthen or shorten a piece of knitting? (Are you as fussy as I am?)