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Old 12-26-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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neck too small for head
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.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 12-26-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 12-27-2007, 06:10 AM   #4
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Silver recommends the sewn bind off on her sock tutorials as being nice and stretchy

http://www.cometosilver.com/socks/2c...ks_bindoff.htm
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Old 12-27-2007, 12:07 PM   #5
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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.

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Old 12-27-2007, 12:16 PM   #6
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I understand there are some native folks in South America that are pretty good at shrinking heads.

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