Let's say my Ella coat has about 250 sts at the hem.
And for the ruffle, I kfb into each stitch, thereby doubling the stitch count to 500 stitches.
Then, after a purl row, I kfb, k1, repeating to the end and thereby add another 250 stitches.
That means I have to bind off 750 stitches.
Okay. I've done that before maybe once. I think.
Now, as I consult my pattern, I note that I decided to do a picot ruffle.
This means I CAST ON 2 stitches, then bind off 3.
If I get this right (and I'm horribly sure I do), I'm adding another 2x700 stitches to the bind off.
1400 stitches. Added to 700.
That's 2100 stitches.
Excuse me while I get some smelling salts and a warm cloth, I think I will need them.
I'm voluntarily binding off 2100 stitches?
That's going to take a while.
And I'm already almost a week behind.
Hold on...I still have to do (or perhaps re-evaluate doing) ruffled plackets. Plackets that will likely have more than 250 stitches.