On this post, we’re going to learn how to cast off of the needles. In the last two posts, we learned about starting a scarf and working until you’re happy with the length. Once your project is complete, and you’re finished knitting, you need to get your work off the needles so you can get it to your loved one! Let’s get started.
- Knit two stitches
- Using your left needle, pull the first stitch on the right needle over the second stitch, and off of the needle.
- Knit another stitch.
- Pull the first of the two stitches over the first stitch, and off the needle.
- Knit another stitch & pull the first off & continue in this way until you have one stitch left on the right needle
- IF YOU WANT A LONG, RECTANGLE SCARF: Cut the working yarn about six inches from where your work ends.
- IF YOU WANT AN INFINITY SCARF: Pull enough yarn from the ball to triple the length of a row of your work & cut it there.
- On either project, pull the working yarn through the final stitch, and pull snugly (not too tight!)
- TO FINISH THE LONG, RECTANGLE SCARF: using a yarn needle, sew the remaining working yarn into your work. You’re done! 🙂
- TO FINISH THE INFINITY SCARF: Bring the two ends of the scarf together, match the stitches, and sew them together using a yarn needle. When you’ve finished sewing the ends together, sew in the remaining working yarn into your work. You did it!! 🙂
If you need to see these instructions done in front of you, check out this video on casting off with bigger yarn and this video on casting off with smaller yarn. Don’t forget to check out the next blog to learn how to block your knits before you give them to your loved ones!
Sometimes, finishing things can be refreshing. But reflecting on Christ’s own words, “It is finished,” I realize that sometimes, being finished with something leads to much brighter futures. When Christ died on the cross, it wasn’t the end. Rather, it was just the beginning. He ended death, slavery, and pain – and gained for us redemption, joy and peace! Before finishing this project, consider praying for the person you’re making it for to understand the great grace that awaits them in the arms of the father. Pray that they wouldn’t look at their crucifixions as ends, but rather as means to reach something higher. Pray that they might see everything in their life as from the Father, and worthy of enduring in His name. The Lord has a great plan for their life!
“The Lord has done great things for me, and holy is His name.” -The Magnificat
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