Drawstring Cast Off

Drawstring Cast Off

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Tutorial Overview

You can use this technique when knitting, to close and secure a ring of stitches. It's the perfect method for closing the crown of your finished hat, or toys you have knitted in the round.



Step-by-step guide

Step 1:

Once you've finished knitting the last row of your pattern, leave the stitches on your knitting needle.

Step 2:

Cut the yarn, leaving a tail following the instructions in your pattern.

Step 3:

Thread the yarn tail onto your sewing needle.

Step 4:

Starting at the stitch furthest away from your yarn tail, run your sewing needle through each stitch on your knitting needle.

Step 5:

Once the yarn has been threaded through each stitch, carefully remove the knitting needle.

Step 6:

Gently pull on the yarn tail to gather the stitches together into a closed circle.

Step 7:

Secure the yarn by tying a knot and weaving in the loose end, or by using the remaining yarn tail to sew the length of your hat together.

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