Here is how I left the piece, last night. It has a glaring, flat, bright yellow space that is bugging me. It needs some dimension and texture, don’t you think?
So, I’m going to pick up some stitches on top of it with a glowing, scrumptiously soft silk mohair. I’m using one of the ridges left by the single crochets. My tiny size O needle glides right through each stitch in a section of the ridge.
A ruffle will be just the thing to jazz up this low spot. The principle for making a ruffle is the same, whether you’re knitting or crocheting. All you have to do is make more than one stitch in each stitch. The more stitches you make, the more it ruffles. I also like to vary the height of the ruffle, so I make taller stitches in some sections. Since I’m knitting, I just do a double wrap wherever I want a taller stitch. If I were crocheting, I would jump to the next tallest stitch (from sc to hdc or dc, etc.)
It doesn’t take long to accumulate lots of stitches on the needle. Since I want an interesting ruffle, I’m going to start binding off a few stitches on each end, even as I continue to increase (kfb, knit front and back) in the rest of the stitches.
When it looks good to you, bind off the final stitches. Whew, that looks better. Now there are some other areas screaming for attention. Those long straight edges, for instance….