I'm in the middle of the long and laborious three-needle bind off, which looks like this:
On the left, you can see the back side, and on the right, you can see the public side as the panel edges are joined.
I'd planned to use I-cord to simultaneously join and edge the pieces. The problem? I-cord gobbles yarn, and as you can see, the last bit of black yarn in the project dyelot was rapidly disappearing. So instead of I-cord, I used a three-needle bind off.
The square slipped-stitch checks mean the panels must match stitch for stitch, front and back, on every edge (top, left side, right side, bottom). Otherwise, the checks won't line up on the front and back. It wouldn't be catastrophic, but it would look a bit sloppy.
Finishing the top edge was easy – once I retrieved all the stitches that skittered off the needles as I
This project has consumed so much time, energy, thought and yarn, I'm determined to take it slowly, surely and one step at a time. It's a battle, because the urge to get this done is overwhelming.
I'm off now to travel through the way-back machine. I need to find and frog every last swatch from this project's initial planning stages. Something tells me I'm going to need more black yarn ...
PS: I'm having a tough time picking (and sticking with) a name for this project. Suggestions?
WIP | An Afghan Named Sweater?