I’m (still!) working on a baby cardigan I started a few months ago (I unraveled and started again in frustration). This is my first project besides a baby bonnet knitted before. What I notice is that my edges are kind of messy looking, especially at the buttonhole rows (which begin with a slip stitch). It’s an ugly jagged edge. Other untidy places are where I cast off and tied a loop to the end. I also noticed that the bottom half of the cardigan has even, knit stitching but that it becomes progressively messier.
How can I improve the appearance of this messy knitting? Will washing the garment after knitting help? I had wanted to give this away as a gift, but I’m not proud with how it’s turning out
Thanks in advance for any tips you can offer!