Seems like the "Yikes" show up a lot in my story-telling. This particular yikes didn't present itself with many options. The yarn had come via mail and I surely did not want to risk a mis-match in color OR the wait while yet another skein arrived.
I ripped out the hood (called frogging, because of the groaner "rip it") and took another approach. I needed to find some way to finish the neckline, something that would not require more yarn than the remaining bits I had in the yarn bowl.
|Ribbing -- instead of a hood.|
If you look closely at both right and left side of the neckline you won't see any ugly seams where I added the ribbing stitches. I used something called double pick-up (no jokes, please!). This method is explained in The Big Book of Knitting by Katharina Buss; an invaluable resource. The effect is to hide the rough edges of the neck inside a band of knitting. With this effect I won't have to worry when the neck falls to one side. Keeps down the fussiness.
|This close-up shows the finished ribbing on the neck.|
It's also a good view of the cable.