Hi, thanks for the replies!
I’m definitely not doing anything with the border. I [I]wish[/I] I could crochet! I would [B]love[/B] to make a wave afghan. But 6 books later, and I still can’t manage to make a 3" x 2" square without it twisting I think I’ll need someone to teach me in person.
I can also tell you that I can’t use the same size needle to cast off – I’m definitely not that good! I’ve tried 1 and 2 sizes larger on smaller pieces, but I never made a notation on what I thought of each of them, and it was so long ago I’ve plum forgotten all the details… I’m a little horrified that it’s so dependant on the individual knitter – I was hoping for a nice standard procedure, lol.
Well, maybe you could tell me: Of the people who do like to use a larger size needle to cast off, do more people go 1 or 2 sizes up? My tension is pretty even, so that shouldn’t be a factor.
I’d just hate to ruin this piece after working on it for probably a year, by the time it’s done. Do you think I would get a good enough idea if I knitted a long strip (like a scarf knitted sideways) to test out the different results? If so, what dimensions do you think would be big enough?
Thanks so much again, guys!