...but, I'll refrain from saying I'll never make a fringed item again and I reserve the right to be able to change my mind. I'm very happy that I discovered ruffles as a substitution for fringe on my prayer shawls.
The ruffled edge worked out just fine even with my not so likable homespun yarn. The ruffle is very easy to do.
Here's the how to:
Making sure you allow enough yarn ( about a half of a skein) all you do is knit in front and back of every stitch on the last row (double increase row). Then repeat two more rows. Three double increased rows in all, then bind off.
Then on the cast on edge pick up two stitches for every cast on stitch. This is now your first double increase row. Then do two more of the double increased rows and bind off again. What you now have is two pretty ruffled edges :)
Friday night I finished my traveling vine socks (stitch pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks and short row heel and toe from the Nutkin pattern )
I've been really bitten by the sock knitting bug...I cast on another pair right away. Oh, no...does this mean I am now addicted to sock knitting?
Hope everyone is happily knitting away :)