I attached pictures of the double-yarn-strand Cowl I knitted tonight, specifically focused on the BO edge. I did a Cable CO so I decided to do what was supposed to look like a Cable BO. It looked nice, but when I cut my yarn and pulled the last loop up it did not remain neat. As you can see it loosened enough that you can see ladders. I have not cut off the ends yet so I might try to undo the BO and do it again tomorrow if I can get some advice.
I try not to use knots in my knitting, but it seems like no matter how tight it looks if it is not knotted it does not stay tight. My BO edge never looks as smooth and secure as my CO edge does.
Was the Cable CO and BO just a bad choice?