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How to finish a knitting?
A knitting can be finished in different ways, or cast off in different ways, depending on how you want the edge. I have largely stopped using the most common and simplest deworming because I think it becomes a bit dull, instead I sometimes do a simple variant of elastic deworming. I will show both variants on a sample sheet.
The simple, silent cast off can be advantageously used when casting off a neck edge if there is a risk that the neck edge will be too loose, but usually you want a slightly more stretchable cast off. I knit the simple cast off like this:
I knit two stitches, then lift the first knitted stitch over the second - now I have cast off a stitch. Continue in this way over the stitches to be cast off, knit a stitch so that I have two stitches on the right needle, slip the first stitch over the second and knit the next, slip over and knit the next, slip over, etc... until I get to it very last stitch. Then I remove the yarn and pull it through the stitch and tighten. Clear!
I sometimes use the elastic cast-off for sleeve ends and at the bottom of a sweater, if I want a slightly more stretchy edge. In the example, I'm talking about an elastic knitted 2x2, i.e. 2 knit 2 purl, but it works just as well with 1x1 elastic or any type of elastic because the straight is knitted with a straight and the purl is knitted with a purl, regardless of how the elastic is designed.
So I purl and knit according to established elastic but cast off like this:
I knit the first straight stitch BUT put it back on the left needle, then I knit two straight stitches together in the back stitch loop.
The next stitch is a purl stitch and before I knit it, I lift over the stitch from right to left knit with the yarn in front and purl knit these two stitches together.
The next stitch is another purl, I do the same there - put over the stitch from right to left needle and purl knit both stitches together.
The next stitch is a straight stitch, then I put over the stitch from right to left knitting, just like before and knit both stitches together in the back stitch loop, etc. So in this cast off, there will be a bit more moving of stitches and that you are constantly knitting two stitches together.
Straighten: Knit two together in the back stitch loop
Aviga: Knit two purl together purl.
So if you see the pattern, when the next stitch is knit it is knitted and when the next stitch is purl it is purled.
In addition to these two simple variants, there are a multitude of different techniques for deworming. An absolute favorite of mine is sewn deworming, or as it is called in English Italian bind-off or tubular bind-off, there are two different variants.
When you use this technique, you get a result that looks like like this…
Nice... isn't it... and it's also elastic. But we'll deal with that another time.
Kram / Pernilla