I have been “finished” with the lion’s share of knitting on this pullover for many months, and I have “finished” the bottom edge FOUR TIMES NOW, and then removed it.:wall:
I used a pattern which called for ONE kind of yarn, but I used FIVE different colors, different fibers, and…this is the kicker…different gauge! I couldn’t help it. I wanted all those yarns in the garment.
The thing is knitted in 2 pcs from cuff to center, then seamed up ctr front and back. So I have a bottom edge which is actually the selvedge, and is very “lettuce-edgey” if you know what I mean, and I want it to pull in a bit so it will hang STRAIGHT.
And this selvedge is incredibly uneven, and is stockinette in some places and reverse stockinette in others. (Also, it was too long, so this whole process has also involved CUTTING AND MACHINE STITCHING (and there is no wool to speak of in the yarns except for a little DB cashmerino baby).
My most recent attempt to finish off has been to crochet an edging, but I can’t seem to strike the balance between having close enough stitches to cover the messy cut edge and few enough stitches to counteract the lettuce edge effect.
Does anyone have any suggestions or tips?
Sorry this is not the best photo, the sleeve is at the left and the body is sort of bunched up, hanging on the back of a chair.