Ready to block is not quite as good as ready to wear, but close. The end is in sight.
While it looks great, seems to fit, is lightweight and will, I think, be easy to wear, the severely-folding, seed stitch borders are causing me worry.
Here's hoping a firm blocking will cure that. I did read, just yesterday, that one secret to preventing folding seed stitch borders is to knit the seed stitch in little pyramids, or triangles. Perhaps two or three solid rows of seed stitch, then seed stitch interspersed with stockinet with the final result being that the seed stitch forms a triangle. Apparently this prevents the 'folding' but a tip too late for Ombre, so I holding out for the blocking.
Details will come after blocking, along with modelled shots.
Yay for you...blocking! 'Fingers crossed here for your and your borders!
fingers crossed for the unfolding of the borders! FYI - I find garter stitch borders (knitted with a slightly smaller needle) lay pretty flat. BUt I do love the look of seed stitch...
It looks gorgeous. I hope the blocking does it for you.
If it still wants to fold, you just have to change how you think about it. Think how interesting a flat laying edging of stockinette will look. But I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the blocking.
Interesting solution to the border. It would be interesting to compare the two side by side.
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