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Old 01-20-2008, 10:41 PM   #1
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Casting off within a pattern?
Hi there, I am new to knitting, but I'm jumping right in to make a sweater for my daughter. I have cast on 219 stitches. The next row says:
Row 1 (RS)(dec): K3,*cast off 3 sts, K3rep from * to end. (111 sts) Change to (US 2) needles and knit 1 row.

The next set of directions makes a lot of sense to me...but this first one makes me feel stuck! Please help me soon! I can be emailed at I'll try to stay on the thread for a little while...but I"m not very "chat" savey...Thanks!!!
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Old 01-20-2008, 11:09 PM   #2
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Some people and patterns will call it casting off, but you may be more familiar with the term "binding off." I assume you've made at least one project (or thirty...) before starting a sweater, so binding off shouldn't present too much trouble. Here (Continental/English) is a helpful video on the most basic BO method, to refresh your memory. :D

The asterisk means you repeat from the occurrence of the symbol. So, BO 3, k3, BO 3, k3, etc. until you run out of stitches.

Then take one of your size 2 needles in your right hand, knit all your stitches, and then continue on with both 2s, thus transferring your work to size 2 needles.
your work looks good
your look works great

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