Monday, April 18, 2011

Cast off: Basic Knitting Tutorial

Some knitters say "cast off"--others say "bind off". Both are correct, both refer to the method we will be discussing today.
While performing this method, work is divided evenly between the carrier needle (needle held in your left hand) and the working needle (needle held in your right hand). Begin casting off by working two stitch on your last row.
Using the carrier needle, scope the first stitch. Bring this stitch over the second stitch and off the working needle. Continue this method until one stitch remains.

Secure the last stitch by pulling the stitch until it forms a loop.

The loop should be approximately six inches long. Cut the yarn.

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