I just finished my first Balsam and I say "first" because I'm not totally happy with it and I's going to make another. I have a few problems with it, one of which concerns the cast off bottom edge.
I cast off as loosely as I thought I could and it's still tighter than the knit/purl rows above so the edge flips up, which drives me NUTS! I'm including a picture of it where it's being held down by my overalls but when I wear it with a t-shirt the edge rolls. It's also too short but that's a problem I think I can fix.
My other question is that I want the shoulder section looser and the cowl tighter, can I achieve this by using smaller needles on the cowl and bigger on the shoulders? It's knit with #6 for the top and bottom edge and #8 for the body. Could I do #6 then #7 then #9 then #6? Then maybe bind off with a bigger needle? Or a different bind off that would be stretchier?
My picture is too big to upload so here is my Ravelry page for it:
Can anyone help me fix this the next time?????
Thanks! I really LOVE this pattern and want to wear it all the time so I want it to be perfect.