How to Knit a Perfect Edge – A Free Finishing Technique Let’s get 2017 started right! I really needed to learn this technique much earlier. When I first taught myself to knit (only about years.
When adding a new color, never knot! Instead, join new yarns neatly and invisibly at the beginning of a row. Knots have a way of coming untied and working themselves to the front of your work when you least expect it. We recommend this method: Place the needle into the stitch, dropping the old yarn and picking up the new yarn, leaving a 4-inch tail to be woven in. #knittingtutorials
The Russian Cast Off (Russian Bind Off) is a looser, stretchier, and more elegant way of casting off than the traditional method. It works particularly well as a finishing to ribbing, especially on a ribbed collar or a ribbed band (for example on a hat).