Casting off

by Liz
(Cranbrook UK)

I am knitting a cardigan for my baby granddaughter. I need to cast off 17 remaining stitches on the back but when I knit the border I will need to pick up 17 stitches. Could I not just leave the remaining stitches on a stitch holder and then just put them on the needle when doing the border?

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Nov 04, 2020
Casting off at back of cardigan
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Liz,

Yes, you can leave the remaining on the holder. The good thing about casting off is that it gives a more support to the neck and it won't stretch out too much.

Thanks for the question. Have a fun knitting day!

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