How to do a sewn cast off

How To Do A Sewn Cast Off

Knitting  |  1 min read time

 

Learn how to cast off with the sewn method, using this easy, step-by-step tutorial by Melissa Georges.


How To Do A Sewn Cast Off

 

The sewn cast off is a great alternative to the traditional method as it gives a bit of stretch to the hem of your projects. 


This technique is used in my free Summer Jute Tee knitting pattern.

 

You Will Need:

 

Before you begin

When you’re ready to cast off, measure a length of working yarn about three times the length of the edge that you’ll be casting off. 

Thread your sewing needle with the tail of yarn. You’re ready to start casting off!

 

Step 1

Insert the sewing needle purlwise into the first two stitches.

 

How to do a sewn cast off

Step 2

Pull the yarn through both stitches, leaving them on the needle.

 

How to do a sewn cast off

 

Step 3

Insert your sewing needle knitwise through the first stitch.

 

How to do a sewn cast off

 

Step 4

Pull the yarn through the first stitch, and drop it off your knitting needle.

 

How to do a sewn cast off

 

Repeat steps 1-4 until one stitch remains on your knitting needle. 

 

Step 5

Insert your sewing needle purlwise into the last stitch, pull the yarn through, and drop the stitch off your needle.

 

How to do a sewn cast off

 

You have now completed your sewn cast off!

 

How to do a sewn cast off

 

About Melissa Georges

Melissa Georges @homebodyfibers

Melissa is a knitter and pattern designer based in New England. Aside from her full-time career in property management, she is a wife and mom of two. While creating her free knitting patterns for our Natural Spring Collection, she was inspired by the things that make her happiest about spring-time, including Farmers markets, sunny walks, and fresh flowers!
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