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QuickTip: match cast-on to bind-off

QTsmOne thing that can really make a subtle but definite difference in how your project may look is that sometimes you really want the cast-on and bind-off to match. But which cast-on to use? Which bind-off?

Here’s how you can do it without hardly a thought!

Use a crocheted provisional cast-on, whether you like to crochet a long chain and pick up and knit through the bumps in the back of the chain, or whether you like to crochet over the needle.

Knit the piece as you like, and then bind-off as you like.

Unravel your provisional crochet chain and place the loose stitches on a needle.¬†Now…bind-off the provisional cast-on the exact same way you finished the piece.

A perfectly matched cast-on and bind-off. Ta dah!

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2 Responses to “QuickTip: match cast-on to bind-off”

  1. Dawne says:

    For those who may not have done the Provisional Crochet Cast On before here is a video showing how to:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3J-sUx_whE

    Great tip Zina!

  2. Twila says:

    How clever and what a great technique to use on a scarf where both ends can be visible. I’m adding this to my bag of tricks for sure.

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