Friday, 4 March 2011

Casting off

Picture above shows a bit of garter stitch knitting being cast off.
It's March and cold, but the primroses are out.  In the Language of Flowers they mean 'Hope'.

If you have cast on and knitted some rows, then casting off is a piece of cake.  Just need to make sure you don't do it too tightly so that your knitting pulls in along the cast-off row.  Some knitters use a size larger needle in the right hand to ensure a nice even cast-off.

The video below is one of the best I have seen for casting off which in America is called 'binding off'.