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« on: January 10, 2008 01:07:41 PM »

Hello-
seems like every time I bind off with something in the round (particularly when it's in rib pattern) the last stitch I bind off is "higher" than the first stitch I bound off. I understand that that is the nature of doing anything in the round (cuz you are going around in a spiral), but does anyone have good tips on how to finish it and make the seam look better?

So far, I've just left a long tail and attempted to bridge the gap when weaving in the ends. works ok, but to my eye, I still notice it!

Thanks! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2008 01:14:05 PM »

I JUST looked this up and used it myself last night on my dashings.  It worked well for me!

http://www.knittingnelly.com/?p=357
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2008 04:28:17 PM »

atroxsilentium:
THANK YOU! That's probably the most helpful post I've EVER received,  Shocked haha! I can't wait to try it out.

Thanks again.
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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2008 08:18:41 PM »

When I get to the last st, I insert the needle into the first bound off stitch (into the stitch, not the top part) and pick up a stitch and bind it off. Then cut and weave in the end. It looks good and I sometimes have trouble finding it if I have to undo the bind off for some reason.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2008 09:04:06 PM »

I used to do that when I first started knitting but now when I cast off my first stitch, instead of dropping it off the needle, I put it on the end of the last needle so that it is the new last stitch (e.g. you have 60 st to cast off, cast off stitch no. 1 and put it on to the last needle in front of st 60, it is now like st 61). Best you can do I think (same as what suzeeq mentioned).

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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2008 09:40:35 PM »

More great tips... I will try this one too. Thank you!
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