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nitwitchgranny57 11-27-2007 10:03 PM

newbie knitter needs question answered
 
Hi, am a newbie knitter that has only made a few things so far. I am attempting to make a patchwork afghan that involves knitting squares, then sewing squares together. The question I have is this, what is meant by casting off in a seed stitch. I only know of one way to bind off, but don't know what casting off in seed stitch means. Would appreciate any help I can get.:knitting:

mwhite 11-27-2007 11:01 PM

You would knit the first stitch, bring the yarn forward and purl the next stitch, slip the knitted stitch over the purled and off the needle. Return the yarn to the back and Knit the next stitch, slip the purled stitch over the knitted and off the needle. Then bring the yarn forward and purl the next stitch and repeat passing the first stitch over the second. Take it one stitch at a time and it'll work. Just watch those YO and YB so you don't create an extra stitch. Always yarn forward to purl and yarn back to knit. Hope this helps. Mary

suzeeq 11-27-2007 11:01 PM

Casting off is the same as binding off. Doing so in pattern is easy - the BO is really only the part where you slip one st over the other, the rest is just working the row. So do two sts in seed st, pass the first st over, do the next st, pass the st over, etc.

nitwitchgranny57 11-28-2007 09:09 PM

Thanks so much Mary for the information in casting off in seed stitch. Was very helpful.
Elaine

nitwitchgranny57 11-28-2007 09:21 PM

Thanks so much Sue for the useful information. I understand now how to do it, and makes sense that's how you would do it.
Elaine


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