Pinner wrote: the better bind off (Elizabeth Zimmerman). Pinner wrote, "love, love, love this bind off. I use it for the bottoms of sweaters when I knit from the top down and anywhere else you need a nice stretchy edge.
Hand embroidery takes this simple knit cardigan from plain vanilla to spectacular. I've saved two or three patterns I could embellish like this. (Okay, I probably have a hundred patterns I could spiff up like this!