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.
The full step-by-step photo tutorial about this method, is a part of the Knitting Collection #6. Once you order your copy of this collection, you will instantly receive a “big PDF” (370 pages!) with this and 43 other tutorials included in the collection.
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If you enjoyed this tutorial,
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“Matching Cast Ons and Bind Offs” Book
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“Neat Side Edges” Book
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How to Shape Neckline Without Binding Off Stitches – E-Book