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Old 05-08-2007, 10:13 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by redwitch
Using a crochet hook as your rh needle means that you don't have to use lh needle to pick up each stitch and drop it off, I think this makes for a more even edge as the other way can create distortion, but I am a tight knitter. 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.
Yes, that's the technique I mentioned above, and it can be tight unless you use a larger needle to knit the last row.
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