I used the Sewn Bind Off method that was recommended and love the result. My bind offs can be a tad tight (even when going up a couple of needle sizes) and I found this new method to have that easy elastic result I always have desired! Going forward, this will be my bind off of choice.
Blocking wires were used to allow for extreme stretching of the knit and to maintain a crisp, straight edge on all sides. I purchased a set of blocking wires especially for this piece (I have already used them twice :)) and thrilled with the results. My finished Guernsey has fabulous dimensions and drape as the result of a good 20 minute soak and blocking.
Now let's talk about the new Brooklyn Tweed "Shelter" fiber. Trust me, there will be more Shelter delivered to my house. The fiber is 100% US Targhee-Columbia wool and was so pleasing to knit. Look here to see the full process taking place right here in the United States in Harrisville, NH....it's a place I would love to visit some day.
Pattern: Guernsey Wrap
Fiber: Shelter - Brooklyn Tweed
Content: 100% American Wool
Yards: 140 yds/50 g
Amount: 5 Skeins
Needles: US #7
Tools: Blunt Tapestry Needle
Blocking Wires & T-Pins