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.
Why does my knitting curl up?
The reason it curls has to do with the very structure of the stitches. When you’re working a pattern that has knits and purls on both sides, this difference in stitch size doesn’t matter, but when you’re working in stockinette stitch, where all the knit stitches are on one side of the work, the knitting tends to curl.
Should I slip the first stitch in knitting?
First and foremost, unless the instructions indicate otherwise, slipping stitches is always done purlwise. The only way to keep the correct “leg” facing forward in your knitting is to slip the stitch as if to purl, and it doesn’t matter if you are on the right side or the wrong side of your work.
How do I keep the edges of my knitting from curling?
The most well-known method to prevent curling is by blocking. How do you do that? When you’re finished knitting your project and you’ve bound off your stitches, put your garment into tepid water with a bit of pH neutral soap. Let the wool soak for about 30 minutes, but don’t rub!
Should I block sweater pieces before seaming?
Always block your finished pieces before seaming. By flattening and setting the shape of your pieces, you will be able to more easily line up your stitches to seam them together.