I'm glad I took the precaution of leaving the yarn attached while I blocked the shawl. Although it's 17 inches long, I think I'd like it to be longer. I tinked back the cast off edge. For the record, it's pretty easy to do for the cast off I used: k2tog tbl, place stitch on left needle, continue. The additional rows are slow going, because I've still been too busy to sit down and knit.