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Stevethegirl
« on: December 29, 2010 12:40:35 PM »

I am knitting a raspberry stitch scarf and don't know how to bind it off. I want something that doesn't look bad or stand out too much. Because it's a scarf both sides are going to show. I used a long tail cast on and would like the other side to look similar to that. 
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Tephra
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010 03:14:09 PM »

The sewn bind off (at the bottom of this page) is the most similar to the long tail cast on in looks.
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soozeq
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010 03:40:51 PM »

Most cast ons don't have a matching BO, so you can use whichever you like.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2010 11:18:07 AM »

The sewn bind off (at the bottom of this page) is the most similar to the long tail cast on in looks.

Agreed.  I think this bind off is the closest one in looks to the long tail cast on.
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« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010 11:27:33 AM »

For the next scarf (or anything else you want the cast on and bind off to match), you can cast on with a provisional cast on (leave a LONG end) and bind off both ends when you're done. Or use the crochet cast-on and the usual "knit 2, *slip 1 over the other, knit 1, repeat from *" cast-off to match. (I'll go look for some links)

http://techknitting.blogspot.com/2006/12/provisional-casting-on.html
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall05/FEATfall05TT.html
http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=48

(the crochet cast-on can be done as a provisional cast on when you use a different yarn, or non-provisional if you use the project yarn)
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« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2010 11:38:39 AM »

For the next scarf (or anything else you want the cast on and bind off to match), you can cast on with a provisional cast on (leave a LONG end) and bind off both ends when you're done.

I just had a "Duh" moment after reading this.  It makes perfect sense!!
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