Knitters know how important choosing the appropriate cast off is to a project. Cast offs are either simple or decorative.The Yarn Over Cast Off has a little of both.
The story goes like this: I was working on a new design. As I was about to cast off the neckline, I stopped. Why? The design involved two colors. The cast off row would be done in the lighter color while the row immediately below it was knitted in the darker color. These were my concerns:
- I did not want the darker color to show through my cast off edge.
- I wanted to have a firm and simple, yet slightly decorative cast off edge.
- I did not want to have the dreaded “minimum/maximum number of stitches” requirement to deal with.
- Sl first st, *yo, k1 (3 sts on RHN)
- Pass yo, then the first st on RHN one at time over the last stitch (1 st left on RHN)
- Repeat from * to end.
- Sl: slip
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- yo: yarn over
- k: knit
- RHN: right hand needle
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