Following this brief pattern, be needled not:
drop garments stitched on holders far too long,
and cast off messy edges, we’ve wasted yarn enough.
Slip over surplus stitches: where less is just enough
adjustable loops may later be a tightened knot
that chains unfinished making over long.
When left abbreviated, needles may long
to inch towards the finish, but seldom enough
to bind off, put away and purl-wise not.
This is a pretty thing we knit – not long enough.