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How to cast off

Knitting Tutorials

How to cast off

When you have finished a knitting project, you usually have to cast off the stitches that you are left with. You usually cast off with the right side of the work facing you, like here with this stocking stitch sample. Start by knitting two stitches. Now pass the first stitch over the second stitch and off the needle. Knit the next stitch. Pass the first stitch over the second stitch and off the needle. Be careful not to make the cast off edge too tight. You can ensure it is loose by pulling slightly on each stitch that you knit....

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How To Join Pieces of Knitting Using A Mattress Stitch

Knitting Tutorials

How To Join Pieces of Knitting Using A Mattress Stitch

Mattress stitch is a very easy way to join pieces of knitting together.  It is worked with the Right Side of the work facing you, so is especially useful if you need to match a pattern, or stripes.  For a neat finish, pin your pieces of work together.  If you are joining a seam on a large piece, such as a sleeve, you may like to pin it in several places.  I am using a small stocking stitch sample here to demonstrate.    Mattress stitch is worked from right to left.  Thread your sewing needle with yarn.  I am using...

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