using double strand for cast on & bind off only


I have a pattern for a cowl that asks to cast on with a double strand, let one of the strands go, join in the round and knit until you have 5 yards left, and bind off with a double strand.

I understand the first part, but where do I get the other strand to bind off with the double strand?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

Mary O.

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Mar 22, 2020
Using double strand for cast on and bind off only
by: Ratchadawan

Hi Mary,

You can use the same yarn that you are using now for the second strand. When you're ready to bind off, you can cut the yarn leaving a tail about 3 times the length of the bind off. Then cut another piece of yarn off the ball about the same length. Hold both strain of yarn together and bind off ( make sure to leave a little tail of the second strand at the beginning, so that you can weave it in later with a needle).

Thank you for your question.


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