I finished the lace stole for Grandma's Christmas present today. It was hard to find a cast off method that worked. I tried the Russian bind off, P1 slip back on left needle and P2tog, repeat. That was too tight, even thought it's supposed to be loose. Finally I used the sewn cast off from EZ. That might be a little too loose, but I think it will block out fine. I enjoyed this project and will definitely look for another opportunity to knit something in lace.