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Old 06-14-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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1st time knitting question???
I just finished my 1st knitting project, a soaker. How do you get the stiches off the needle without it unraveling? Does anyone know of a video to watch or even what it is called so I can google it??
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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Check at the top of this page under "view videos" and there's one for "casting off." That should be what you're looking for.
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Old 06-14-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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Sometimes it's referred to as "binding off" as well. So in instructions, you'll see "CO" or "BO". What you're doing is taking each loop on the needle and taking it over the next one-- so the next one is holding it. When you keep doing that (as sknitter said, watch the video for instructions), it leaves a nice finished look on the edge, like a braid, and the stitches can't go anywhere. On the very last stitch, just cut off the yarn, leaving a few inches, and pull it through that last stitch to knot it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:02 PM   #4
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Welcome to Knitting Help!

Yep, you definitely need to bind off/cast off. To do that you knit the first two stitches then lift the first stitch on the needle over the second. Now you have one stitch. Knit the next and do the same thing. Watch the video for basic bind off/cast off though so it'll be perfectly clear.

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Thanks Ladies!! I did it, now I just need to figure out how to sew up the sides and make leg cuffs.....
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:22 AM   #6
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To sew up the sides, here's a site I like because of the pictures:

As far as leg cuffs, I'm assuming you have 2 legs that you bound off. I'd pick up sts at the bottom edge. There's a video here at KnittingHelp called Picking Up Stitches (more than halfway down the pg):
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Ladies, what is a soaker??
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Ladies, what is a soaker??
Wool diaper covers. They are usually used over cloth diapers.

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