Tubular Cast Off Tutorial

This cast off method is similar to the sewn K1, P1 tubular cast off, but much simpler to do.  It produces a lovely rounded cast off edge that is similar to that of commercially made garments.  It is a good stretchy cast off that maintains its shape well.

I recommend using this cast off when working my Patch Pocket design

pocket close up

To try this for yourself

(I am using 3.25mm needles and DK yarn,  I like my pockets to be quite firm in structure)

Cast on 25sts

Work 20 rows in stocking stitch


Row 1: (k1, p1) 12 times, k1

Row 2: (p1, k1) 12 times, p1

Repeat rows 1 & 2, three times in total

pocket knit

Using same size DPN’s,  slip first knit stitch onto DPN held to front of work

slip knit stitch

Using second DPN, slip first purl stitch onto DPN held to back of work

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