I prefer Casting Off on the Right Side of my work, which is the front side. If you are working your knitting project from a pattern, it will tell you when it is time to cast off. You usually end a pattern after knitting the wrong side, or backside, so I’m going to start our Cast Off row on the right side.
Do I cast off knitting on right or wrong side?
Usually, you bind off on the right side of the work but you can also bind off on the wrong side if needed. Unless otherwise specified in your pattern, you would work purl stitches on your bind off so that the right side of your work shows a knitted bind off pattern.
Do you always cast off in knit?
Unless otherwise told to do so, always bind off according to the stitch pattern given. If you would normally be working a purl row, purl the stitches when you bind off instead of knitting them.
Which way should knit stitches face?
The stitch sits on the needle with its right leg in front, or toward you, and its left leg in the back, away from you. These stitches should be facing the same way regardless of whether you just worked a knit row or a purl row.
Is bind off and cast off the same?
In the US we generally say “bind off” to refer to finishing the edge of a knitting project, while in the UK, they generally say “cast off”. Whichever term your pattern uses, the technique is exactly the same!
What does Fasten off mean in knitting?
Bind Off (Knit)
With the left knitting needle, lift the first stitch over the second stitch and off the right knitting needle. Knit the next stitch and repeat. When one stitch remains on the right knitting needle, cut the yarn and draw the tail through the last stitch to fasten off. Learn Knit.
What is the difference between casting off and decreasing in knitting?
If you look at how a sweater is built, the decreases make a piece “lean” and get narrower, while the cast-off stitches leave a definite edge. … From there, you decrease, which makes the sweater front go up to the shoulder at an angle. In the back, you’re casting off the middle stitches because they’re the neckline.
Why do my knits look like purls?
You see the purls because the knits curl inside, which makes the purls pop out. If you stretch the knitting vertically, you’ll see the knits hiding. I think what you’re TRYING to do is stockinette, which means you need to knit row A and purl row B, then you’ll see the knits.