I'm making this stocking for my boyfriend for Christmas. This is the first year I think my handmade gift might actually utterly fail and I'll have to give it to him late (we're celebrating tomorrow).
Here's how the top looks now. The cuff is a couple of inches too wide, and since the yarn is bulky, folding it under distorts the whole shape of the stocking.
The cuff is already sewn on because I didn't really plan (I know, I know, but I am usually pretty good at improvising). It'll be hard to remove, and I have a ton of other stuff to do, so not much time.
What would happen if I cut the knit piece perpendicular to the rows of knit (so up and downwards in this photo)? Would the entire thing unravel, or would I have a little fringe? I could deal with sewing that under ... that's my hope.
I'm also thinking of throwing the whole thing in the wash and felting it. But that might come out really distorted!
I could give him this gift a little late ... But, does anyone have suggestions for rescuing this almost-finished thing? I feel like craftster advice could produce a better-than-planned item!