|14: Casting Off
Knitters who find it difficult to cast off without tightening
the stitches should use a larger needle for the cast-off row, and
that will make the stitches bigger, as well as making sure that the
row is even [pic 6,7,8].
6: Slightly looser and more flexible cast-off edge will
not distort knitted shape.
7: Two loosely but evenly cast-off edges join without
distorting the fabric.
8: Now the shoulder seam or neck edge will sit flat
without being pulled out of shape.
The cast-off edge of a cardigan neck should
stay firm to prevent sagging or stretching. In this case, you need
to make the cast-off row tighter. Rather than just trying to cast
off tightly, use a smaller needle which will make the row firm, but
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