I was so far behind on AYOT that as soon as I finished the intarsia shawl, I tried the Alex nose to get the pinhole cast-on and went right to the Talmadge Cloche...the rest of Alex will have to wait. I love both of these techniques! I have a couple of questions...dumb questions, maybe, but since you are the teacher, here goes:
1-When working the edges of the knitted-on edging, what is the advantage of K1 tbl? Is this what makes the edge neater? It looks great but I would love to read your description in words as to why this is so.
2-When working this edging, why do we use one needle a size smaller for the RS but still keep the 3mm needle for the WS. Again, it looks great, but I would love to know in words why this works.
Thank you so much.