SIM­PLE STEPS SIM­PLE CAST OFF

Knit Today Magazine - - Notebook -

The sim­ple cast off creates a firm, hard-wear­ing edge to your fab­ric. It can end up be­ing quite tight and pull in the edges of your work, so if you find this hap­pen­ing make sure you aren’t tight­en­ing your yarn af­ter drop­ping off your stitch (step 2). If you are still find­ing it’s too tight, try go­ing up a nee­dle size or two, by us­ing a larger nee­dle in your right hand to cre­ate big­ger stitches to cast off with. 1 Knit two sts. Now insert the tip of your left hand nee­dle into the first stitch you knit­ted on your right hand nee­dle, from left then right, as in the above pic­ture. 2 Con­tin­u­ing to use your left hand nee­dle tip, lift the first stitch up and over the sec­ond stitch you knit­ted, and drop it off the right nee­dle first and then off the left hand nee­dle. 3 Knit a stitch so that you have two stitches on your right nee­dle and re­peat the cast off as be­fore un­til your last stitch. Break your yarn, thread it through the fi­nal stitch and pull taut.

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