Finishing your Firefly Binge MKAL

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Firefly Binge MKAL! All 3 clues have been released now, and I wanted to give a little extra help on the finishing. So, for those of you who don't want the surprise spoiled just yet, don't read any further!

For those of you who purchased extra yarn, you can easily make the cowl longer by adding extra repeats in the Main Body, before completing the decrease section. Keep in mind, each repeat uses about 16 grams of yarn.

At the end of clue 3, you have a long skinny strip of fabric. After blocking and weaving in the ends, you will seam the 2 ends together, making a cowl. There are two options for doing this, and since it was really hard to explain in words how to position the ends for seaming, I thought some photos might be helpful. 

Option 1 creates a long loop cowl that can be worn just like that, or doubled up around the neck. The following pictures show how to position the ends of the strip, as well as what it looks like after seaming!

Lay the two ends of the strip next to each other.  The points of each end should be pointing in opposite directions and you will see that the two ends naturally interlock because of the bias shape.

Lay the two ends of the strip next to each other.  The points of each end should be pointing in opposite directions and you will see that the two ends naturally interlock because of the bias shape.

Use mattress stitch to seam along this edge, making sure to line up the drop stitch sections. This creates one long loop cowl!

Use mattress stitch to seam along this edge, making sure to line up the drop stitch sections. This creates one long loop cowl!

Option 2 also creates a long loop cowl, however, by sewing the ends together in a different position, you will create a point on one end, making a bandana style cowl. This shape looks best wrapped double around the neck!

Lay the two ends of the strip next to each other with both points facing toward you, and the right sides facing up. Make sure and line up the dropped stitch sections.

Lay the two ends of the strip next to each other with both points facing toward you, and the right sides facing up. Make sure and line up the dropped stitch sections.

Seam together the right side of one edge and the left side of the other, creating a large triangular point. This creates a bandana style cowl with a point on one end!

Seam together the right side of one edge and the left side of the other, creating a large triangular point. This creates a bandana style cowl with a point on one end!

When I was designing this cowl, I seamed mine, and pulled it out on at least 3 different occasions while deciding how I liked it best, so I can definitely say that this yarn will stand up to experimentation just fine! Try it out both ways if you want, and see what suits you best! Also, if you are not a fan of cowls, feel free to skip the seaming completely, and wear it as a scarf!