If you are looking for a way to make a cast on edge that looks almost like stockinette stitch but does not curl, the tuck cast on method is a good option to try. It forms a beautiful edge with a 3D effect and a moderate stretch.
Even though this edge is quite thin, it does a great job keeping the stockinette fabric from curling up. This makes it perfect for trendy projects that celebrate the sleek beauty of stockinette.
This unusual edging is formed in three parts. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.
Once you finish making this cast on edge, continue to work on your project in any stitch pattern you like, or mix a few stitch patterns to create a more elaborate border.
To make the border featured in this photo, I purled all stitches for 1 row, knitted all stitches for 3 rows, purled all stitches for 1 row, and then worked in “knit 1, purl 1” ribbing for 2 rows before going back to stockinette stitch.
Many thanks to Tina for inspiring this cast on method with a photo she sent to me via email in May 2022.
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