Sew down gently, without casting off?

purlyman's picture

I need some help!! I'm finishing up the "Hand-to-Hand Aran Pullover" in EZ's "Knitting Workshop". I'm getting to the end of the inside hem and then instructions say to "sew down gently, without casting off." Any suggestions on how to do this? Thanks!!

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knitsandbakes's picture

Frank,

It's a turned hem and you'll be sewing the live stitches on the needle to the stitches on the inside of the sweater. So there's no need to bind off. Fold the work at the purl line and then sew the stitches on the needle to the corresponding stitch on the body of the sweater and take it off the needle.

I hope that makes sense. I'm only on my first cup of coffee.

P.S. We missed you at the MFKR!

purlyman's picture

Thanks Tom!!! I assume that's a Colorado coffee with a healthy shot of Stranahan's? Sounds like MFKR was great fun!!!

Frank

knitsandbakes's picture

There's wasn't a drop of Stranahan's to be had at the retreat, so I had Drambuie in my coffee instead!

Bill's picture

WOW!
...all that talk about great scotch...and there wasn't any?

purlyman's picture

Yeah... seriously... what a let-down!! ;-)

Frank

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

I'm aghast...and I bet there weren't any Macanudo cigars, either. LOL

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

You can also take a few stitches off of the needle and sew them down. She recommends finding a row of stitches on the body and sew the stitches to that row only. Put your needle through the live stitch and then skim the needle through the body stitch. I actually pull the needle out of all the stitches at once and have never lost a stitch.

purlyman's picture

I guess what I was envisioning is pretty much what I'm supposed to do! Thanks!!

Frank