While tooling around on YouTube this afternoon, I came across a fascinating video (and shawl!) the explains a new (to me) method of how to change colors at the edges of a project without having to weave in all those loose ends. The method he shows for starting the right-side rows is the opposite of how I cross old and new yarns — the important thing is that you do it consistently, so that when you pick up stitches for the band, each row is the same. Consistency is more important than which method you use, in my opinion.
Anyway, I have no connection to the company, the video, or the pattern — just a special treat I found on YouTube.
The shawl he is showing is the Nohea Shawl, which you can find here on the Skeino Web page: both yarn kits and pattern.