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Old 04-05-2007, 02:51 PM   #1
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Binding off Circular Needle?
I have a question about how to begin the bind of for circular knitting. I am just about to cast off my first sweater (very exciting) and it says just to bind off (it's at the bottom of the sweater). How would I do this? Do I just take the first two stitches after the marker that place the beginning of the round and cast off as though I were on straight needles? What should I do with the last stitch? I'm having a problem visualizing how it will be circular...

Would the technique used be the same for using double pointed needles? I just realized when I've been using DPN for socks and hats I've been decreasing them and have never bound off in a straight manner!

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Old 04-05-2007, 02:59 PM   #2
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Yes, you'll just bind off as normal. When you get to the end, pull your yarn through the final loop the way you would on straights, and you can use a tapestry needle to connect the first and last stitches if you like,
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I used to try to mimic the cast-off edge with embroidering the tail, but I find I get a perfect join/jog if I cast off my first stitch but rather than pass it over and drop it, I pass it over and put it onto the end of the knitting in front of the last stitch - it has now become the last stitch. When you come around to finish casting off, treat it like the other stitches, to make it your last cast-off stitch. Magic!

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