|Theolie in Artesano Alpaca 4ply|
For the shawl pictured above, I worked the cast off as written in the pattern. For my next incarnation in the same yarn I tried various stitch combinations. Mostly I wanted to give structure to the edges whilst still being sufficient stretchy....what I finally came up with was really really stretchy….check out these points!
|A second Theolie in Artesano Alpaca 4ply|
So how is it done?
Firstly, use a needle one or two sizes larger than the main knitting. I used a needle two sizes larger (i.e. 1mm bigger). Then work the cast off row as follows:
2. Slip these 2sts back to the left needle.
You now have 2 sts on your right needle again so you can repeat steps 2-4 to the end of the row.
This edging was super stretchy and so I’d definitely recommend it if you’re having trouble getting a stretchy-enough cast off edge.
K2togtbl = knit two stitches together through the back of the loops.
Theolie pattern page on Ravelry