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Old 05-08-2007, 09:55 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by redwitch
I've heard of another cast off where you pull each stitch through the next starting on the end opposite to the tail, but I imagine this one is quite tight or at least not stretchy. Good though if you don't have enough wool left to do a standard cast off row.
This is how I bind off when knitting on the knitting machine. I use waste yarn as a cast-on and as a cast-off, then I use that technique to finish both ends; that way they match perfectly. If the bind-off is tight, I can loosen the machine tension for that last row, but usually it's OK because I mostly finish with a "mock rib" and the bind-off tightens it up a bit.

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