The right picture is the way I join both flat pieces and my cast on stitches where I slip the right stitch to the left needle, and then slip on the second(original first left stitch) over and on the right needle. I then put my stitch marker on and go to work. I just find it to be a neater join, and theres no jumps!
In the mean time I did start the woven cowl! A post will be coming in the next few days to show which yarn I chose and also just some progress photos! I will also being posting 2.0 at the end of the week! Hopefully along with the pattern!!
SO MUCH EXCITEMENT! Knit on Wayne!