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Old 08-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Counting Bind Offs?
(Cast off is the same as bind off, right?)

When do you count the first bind off? You have to k2 before you finish a cast off, so I guess the first time you "pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd" would be 1 bind off?

So if a pattern says "cast off 3 sts. k2..." I should end up doing that "pass the 1st stitch over the 2nd" 3 times before I do the k2, correct?
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:06 PM   #2
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Yes, cast off and bindoff are the same thing. You count the sts you pass over, not the sts you knit, because you have to knit an extra to get a st to bind off. The st on the right needle will be the first one of the next set of sts.
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Old 08-13-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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Sometimes when casting off, you count differently, you should be aware of this as with some patterns, this can lead to confusion.
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