Monday, January 12, 2009

Casting on and casting off.

Remembering my knitting resolution of thinking through cast on's and cast off's, I used the tubular cast on (my favourite version here) for Thermis.

thermis cast on

What a great little pattern. I love that you can knit such a fashionable gift with such little yarn...patons classic merino, no less...is such little time! I plan to make at least a couple of these to keep for gifts for next year. This one I was hoping my hubby may try. It looks manly enough!

I decided since I used the tubular cast on that I would try a tubular cast off.

tubular bind off

I love it! It is a really stretchy cast off and would be great for so many projects, especially toe up socks! It produces such a professional looking finish.

Now, I must warn you that it involves kitchener stitch...like a lot of it! Of course it depends on how many stitches you have on the needles....lets just say 124...divided by two of course, so 62 stitches on each needle...it is not for the faint at heart.

Since I have another Thermis on the go, I will show you how it did it....

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey! I wanna make thermis do you think I could knit that Carolyn? You know me and my knitting skills.

Anonymous said...

Oh! The Anonymous comment is your cousin Renee. Maybe on the knitting weekend I could attempt Thermis. lol

Eternal Sunshine said...

That'd be great if you could show how you did the tubular cast on. You're right, it looks really professional. Gives it a really nice finish.

Brenda said...

Your Thermis is indeed very manly. I like the tubular Cast-on/off too. In fact if I was to do only one of them, I think it would be the cast -off. Even with the kitchener stitch.