I remember making my first project. I kept thinking about getting to the end; and how different it would be from crochet, and how I might not even be able to cast off… Boy was I wrong?!?! Sheesh! Casting off with knitting is sooooo easy!!!
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Oh! Before I forget! Here’s a video tutorial to show ya how to cast off!
AND a photo tutorial. Yeah, I came prepared! 😀
First, you are gonna cross your needles knit wise.
Then I took the yarn over the needle, knitwise.
Then I brought it to the other side of the needle, knit wise.
Starting to get it, huh? Yeah, we’re making the knit stitch. So flick that yarn right off the end of that left needle.
Did ya notice? Ya just made a knit stitch. Go ahead, and do that again! You should have 2 knit stitch on the right needle as shown below.
Now, I took the 2nd loop on the right needle as shown below.
Aaaaaand pulled it right over the first loop on that needle.
But then, I took the second loop right off the right needle!
Okay, make another knit stitch. Then pull it right over the 2nd loop and flick it off as you already did. See! Easy-peasy!
I know what you’re thinking. But I have one left on my needle…. That can’t be right! Haha, actually it can. 🙂 It’s just like crochet now. Make that small loop into a big loop by pulling up. Now, your end of yarn (Make sure you have a long tail cut.). Pull the tail right through that big loop, and pull on the tail to tighten it. Congrats! You have finished casting off with knitting!!!! Woohoo!!!! Now head on over to weaving in ends!
And before I completely forget, I know sometimes you need some extra help with something. Well since I'm really busy, it can take me a day or 2 before I can get back to you. The thing is, I feel REALLY bad about that. So I created the Ultimate Knit and Crochet Facebook group. It's got some really awesome women that love to share their projects, help out and get inspired from your cool adventures. But if you'd rather wait, you can always DM me on Insta for a lil extra help. :) All good?
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