View Full Version : neck too small for head

12-26-2007, 04:03 PM
Merry Christmas to all....
Some of you might remeber I was nervous finishing my projects, well I have completed on of my sweaters.

The issue I have is the neck (turtle) is soooooo tight to get over the head.
Is there a cast off that has some stretch to it as I only know the basic cast off...

If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.

12-26-2007, 08:33 PM
My mom taught me to use a larger needle to cast off where you need to cast off loosely. That way, if you are like me and cast off really tight, you are on a looser needle. One size up is usually enough.

12-26-2007, 10:00 PM
Try using a crochet hook to cast off instead then you can control how tight you pull the stitches, or bigger needles as Crycket said.

12-27-2007, 06:10 AM
Silver recommends the sewn bind off on her sock tutorials as being nice and stretchy :)


12-27-2007, 12:07 PM
I recently used the Russian Bindoff on the turtleneck of a sweater and it has worked out nicely and looks good.

On your cast-off row: K2tog, put stitch back on left needle, K2tog, put stitch back on left needle... repeat until there are no more stitches left.


12-27-2007, 12:16 PM
I understand there are some native folks in South America that are pretty good at shrinking heads. :teehee:

From what I've read the sewn bind off is quite stretchy.