SIMPLE STEPS SIMPLE CAST OFF
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.