Cast On That Keeps the Edge from Curling

Cast On That Keeps the Edge from Curling

The easiest way to keep the cast on edge of stockinette fabric from curling is to add a border in a non-curling stitch pattern like ribbing, garter stitch or seed stitch.

But when we want to preserve the sleekness and elegance of stockinette stitch throughout the project, we have to find a way to keep the edge flat without changing the texture of the fabric.

The cast on method described in this tutorial is one of those ways.

The two steps that we are going to repeat as we form this cast on edge will make the fabric a little bit thicker without changing the look of the stitch pattern. This added thickness is just enough to keep the edge flat. For even better results, block the edge after the project is finished.

If you like to treat your projects with matching cast on and bind off edges, use the No-Curl Bind Off method to close the stitches once the project is finished. The edge formed by this type of bind off looks almost identical to the edge we’ve just created.


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Do you prefer to have matching cast on and bind off edges in your projects?
Cast On That Keeps the Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day
Cast On That Keeps the Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day
Cast On That Keeps the Edge from Curling | 10 rows a day

If you enjoyed this tutorial,
here’s something else you might find helpful:

“Neat Side Edges” Book

Learn twelve ways to make side edges of a knitted project nice and tidy. Plus, ways to fix side edges, and a way to improve edges of finished projects.


Happy knitting!

Maryna Shevchenko - www.10rowsaday.com

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