More 411 on that cut-edge castoff

Had to share this convo with Buck Strong

> Mark: Would you only use this for a 2x2 rib or is it good for all edges?
> Thanks
> Buck

I don't know, Buck, if it works for all edges...but I know it works for 1X1 rib, starting out with a knit stitch, * purl two together, and leave the stitch on the right needle. Carry the yarn to the back, knit one, and pass the first stitch on the right needle over it. Bring the yarn forward, transfer the first stitch from the right needle back to the left needle and repeat from * to the end of the row.

Logic says that all we are doing here is binding off in the stitches as they are presented. So, I can deduct that it should work if you stay consistent to this rule. Hey, life is experimental, anyway. Let's try it and


Thomasknits's picture

Yeah that's just binding off in pattern. It works for 1x1 or 2x2 or 3x3 or 1x2 etc...
If anybody tries this one and likes it...the purl is from "Lucy Neatby's" modified conventional cast-off. There is a splendid knit version to go along with it.


MMario's picture

Not quite. The purls are being bond off with a p2tog rather then the the usual work the stitch and pass the previous over.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Must keep tabs on this...a good method to cast off is always welcome. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

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