I showed the 5 inches or so I had done to folks at the Woolgatherers lunch yesterday and mentioned my concern that 2.5 inches of horizontal-looking garter stitch around my butt might not be the most flattering. Everyone agreed. Christine noted that the lace is very vertical and that a more vertical edging would flow better. So true.
So I let 'er rip. And I cast back on immediately. It helped to do the ripping and re-starting in public, so that I was somewhat distracted from it all. I am doing 1 x 1 rib, which I hope won't grab as much as 2 x 2 rib would.
I think I will be much happier with the revised sweater.