What does Fasten off mean in knitting?
How to Cast off ( fasten off ) your knitting. To cast off the end of yarn, use a yarn needle. Make the last stitch of the row a little bit longer in order to avoid its getting loose. Cut your working yarn with leaving a free end having the length of 10-15 cm in order to you can pull it through the needle.
What is the mattress stitch in knitting?
The Mattress Stitch is a finishing technique for vertical seaming. It creates an invisible join between pieces worked in stockinette stitch or ribbing, perfect for so many things, such as sewing the front and back of a sweater together.
How do you decrease both ends in knitting?
There are two ways to decrease in knitting. If you’re knitting a garment one way is done at the beginning of the row and the other is done at the end of the row. It is called K2tog.
- Knit till there are 3 stitches remaining on the needle.
- Knit 2 together. ( K2tog)
- Knit the last stitch.
- You have now decreased one stitch.
How do you cast off with 3 stitches?
Turn your work. Bring the yarn to the front of the work. Slip one stitch from the left needle to the right needle and pass the unworked stitch over the slipped stitch. Then bind off two more stitches to get three bound off stitches in total.
Why are my knitting stitches so tight?
When you pull your yarn through the stitch, it is really temping to pull it as tight as you can to make sure that stitch doesn’t slip off somewhere. As you knit along the row, your stitches are all tight, but in order to knit the next row they must be loose enough to accommodate the needle.
Why do I end up with an extra stitch when knitting?
The most common reasons that extra stitches occur are either accidental yarn overs and inadvertent knitting into space between stitches. An “accidental yarn over” occurs when you bring your yarn to the front of the work (as opposed to keeping it in the back).