Knit Along: Peony Scarf From Gabriella's - Day 4 | Author Allie Pleiter

Knit Along: Peony Scarf from Gabriella's - Day 4

Behold the bind off!

Three hours. That’s how long it takes to do a picot bind off of 400 gazillion stitches. Or, measured a different way, all of SPYKIDS 3 (not especially distracting even if it does have Antonio Banderas and a minute or two of George Clooney) and half of THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH (highly distracting with a whole lot of Pierce Brosnan). My fingers hurt, but no way was I giving in. I was going to master this and I did. Behold the bind off!Knit Along:  Peony Scarf from Gabriella's - Day 4 1

Now, I must admit I am nervous about the curly thing it’s doing. I’m choosing to believe it will flatten itself out in the blocking, but I’ve been led astray by false hope before. Not that a curly end would ruin the floral metaphor of this scarf–it might work, but I don’t know how anyone will notice my stunning (or perhaps “stunned” is a better word…it’s a little shaky looking) picot bind off if its curled under like a potato chip.

The overall effect, however is very nice. I can visualize the scarf now, and I was delighted to sink my fingers into the green fuzzy delectible-ness and begin the second part. It begins again…that momentum of beginning a new project, or even the next part of a project. Hope springs in every cast on, doesn’t it?Knit Along:  Peony Scarf from Gabriella's - Day 4 2

I’ll be back in a few days (and a few rows) to let you know.

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Camy Tang
Camy Tang
11 years ago

I'm so impressed! I think the curly part will flatten with blocking. At least, my curly edges flattened with blocking when I used a picot bind off for a shawl. The picots make blocking easy, at any rate–I just threaded the fishing line through the picots in no time.

Allie Pleiter
Allie Pleiter
11 years ago

I'm going to take your word for it and break out the fishing line…

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