So the cowl grew and grew and grew.
And here’s where the magic happened. I soaked it, squeezed it out, and flopped it on my desk. No pins. No wires. No tension at all. Just soak and plop (it will get a more formal blocking later, I was just testing a theory). And look at that.
It laid down flat. Not a bit less flippy, not more or less ok, but flat. Now part of that is the bind off (I used a yarn over bind off, I think it helps with flippy edges), but most of it is the yarn. It’s clearly magic.