What is cast off in knitting pattern?
Once you’ve cast on, knitted and purled your pattern, and basically finished your project, there’s just one more step that has to be completed—getting your project off the needles. This is accomplished by what’s known as binding off or casting off. It is a simple and quick method for making a finished edge.
What does cast off mean?
1 : to unfasten or untie a boat or a line. 2 : to turn one’s partner in a square dance and pass around the outside of the set and back. 3 : to finish a knitted fabric by casting off all stitches.
Is cast off and bind off the same?
A cast off (also called a “bind off”) creates an end to your knitting. It’s a safe and neat way to seal off the stitches so that they don’t unravel. To cast off knitting, start on a new row, and knit two stitches loosely. It’s important to keep the stitches loose so your cast off edge will remain stretchy.
Does casting off add a row?
Actually, what you shouldn’t be counting is the “row” formed by the cast on. The cast on doesn’t count as a row. But it’s easier to count all the rows in the worked fabric, below the needle, and just not count the loops on the needle.
Do you bind off on right or wrong side?
The Basic Bind-Off can be worked by knitting all of the stitches, which is typically done when binding off Garter stitch or Stockinette stitch from the right side. It can also be worked by purling all of the stitches, which is typically done when binding off Stockinette stitch from the wrong side.
What does bind off mean in knitting?
In knitting, binding off, or casting off, is a family of techniques for ending a column (a wale) of stitches. Binding off is typically used to define the final (usually upper, taking the cast on edge as the lower) edge of a knitted fabric, although it may also be used in other contexts, e.g., in making button holes.
How do you knit both sides at once?
Basically what your pattern is telling you to do is to knit both sides of the sweater at the same time on the same set of needles. So you will need another ball of wool. Start knitting (purl stitches) on the right-hand side and knit across all stitches on that side.