The 411 on the Cast-off with a smooth edge.

New York Built's picture

For a double rib, beginning with K2;

Knit two, pass the first knit stitch over the second knit stitch. [Bring the yarn forward. *Transfer the stitch from the right needle to the left needle. Purl two together. Repeat from * once. Carry the yarn back. ** Knit one, pass the first stitch on the right needle over. Repeat from ** once.] Repeat between [] to the end of the row.

Very smooth finish, like a cut edge. I much prefer this more than the crochet-like edges on other cast-offs.

Let me know what you think.


Never tried it, I will have to knit a small swatch a try it. Thanks for something new, I will add it to my collection.

Craig's picture

Have never seen or heard of this way of casting off, must give it a try.
Thank you for sharing.

Have been knitting for years. I knit continually then will try another craft, but will return to the needles.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Good tip. I have used the Knit version to end off things and also the Purl version. But I've only considered it for ribbing. Nice to know that it works very well. Especially since 2x2 ribbing is my usual favorite. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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