Originally Posted by ArtLady1981
Your white Mara is simply beautiful! It looks like it's larger than mine. Deeper from back neck to furthest point.
The Mara is easy to knit, no tricks or any special techniques, but it certainly does require patience and stick-to-it-iveness!
BTW, I didn't work that mysterious P2Tog bind off, did you? The instructions were very vague, and didn't give enough background for its necessity.
Thank you for your kind words! Mine is larger...as a true glutton for punishment I kept going for another foot or so and ended up with about 56 inches in width at the top and longer back.
I didn't use the P2Tog bind off for two reasons. 1) I didn't think the ruffle needed more stretch as I don't bind off anywhere near tight. 2) It was either tink a row or work one more (Oh, vey!) as you have to work the bind off on a wrong side row. However, out of curiosity I did try that particular bind off. It produces an extremely stretchy beautiful chain on the right side of your work. Very simple to do...purl 2 tog, put the remaining stitch back on the left needle and purl it together with the next stitch, etc. If you try it on a swatch of about four rows of 16 to 20 rib stitches I guarantee you are going to love it! Then you can tell me when we're going to need such a stretchy bind off