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knitcindy
04-29-2013, 09:25 PM
I want to knit this cowl:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/euro-cowl-fw121

with some sport/worsted weight chenille I've got. The instructions call for using a crochet cast on and then a crochet bind-off at the end.

I've never heard of these. Does anyone have a video they recommend to learn how to do this?

Any/all help is GREATLY appreciated.

Thanks,
knitcindy

GrumpyGramma
04-29-2013, 10:15 PM
Guess what? It's the same as a provisional cast on except for the last loop you crochet. I was dubious about finding anything and was thinking it would have to be pretty much the same thing. I'm glad you asked!

Crochet Cast On (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYrGuXNft2U)

salmonmac
04-30-2013, 05:19 AM
And here's a video for the crochet bind off (http://www.knittinghelp.com/video/play/single-crochet-bind-off) which also gives you a neat chain edge. If you knit tightly, you might use a size larger crochet hook or knitting needle for both the cast on and bind off to make sure they are loose and stretchy.

knitcindy
04-30-2013, 07:25 AM
How would I finish off the crochet bind-off when I'm knitting in the round??

knitcindy

GrumpyGramma
04-30-2013, 10:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P-J-buBbiQ

This method might work out for you.

salmonmac
04-30-2013, 06:28 PM
That bind off looks perfect. Here (http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2009/03/ordinary-chain-bind-off-part-3-binding.html) are a few more for avoiding a jog when you bind off in the round.

Perigrian
05-15-2013, 04:55 PM
It's kind of funny actually but casting off and binding off are almost actually the same thing except for the last stitch. This confused me a little bit when i first started following patterns and then I realised that i didn't have to learn anything new, just keep doing what I was originally doing. Look up the link below if you have any more questions. I hope your project turns out good!

Hope I helped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efRaicXpT_8