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« on: March 02, 2005 02:43:29 PM »

Does anyone know of a cast off method that matches the long tail cast on?  I'm starting a top-down sweater and I want the collar to match the sleeves and waistband.  I know I could use the tubular cast on/off, but I really like the neatness and the stretchiness of the long tail method.
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2005 07:18:54 PM »

yes--
i might do it for cuffs, but never for a hem on a sweater.

cut a tail 3 times longer than hem (ie, if sleeve is 9 inches, you need at least 27 inches of yarn)

thread it on tapestry needle,

pass through 2 stitches, come back and pass through same stitches again..

*then drop first stitch off needle. pass through next  2 stitches on needle.

repeat.

it is 'sewn' like a back stitch, (2 forward, then back one, 2 forward, back 1....) again and again.

its slow, tedious, and a nightmare for big pieces (the yarn gets 'worn' with all the pull through. and you can't really peice it.)

what i do, is  start with a tubular cast on, and cast off with matching cast off (and even then, i just do  a simple cast off for hem--and just do cuffs fancy..)

(anyone who is looking at details that close to my ass better be sleeping with me, and buying me jewelry!)
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