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Casting off stitches is the final step in the knitting process using the knitting needles. You are casting the stitches off of your needles to finish your piece so you can sew the ends in and sew the strips together with a darning needle.

Casting off step 1

Step One

Knit two stitches of your finished piece.

Casting off step 2 Step Two

Using left needle, insert tip into first stitch (one closest to you) from top to bottom towards you.

Casting off step 3 Step Three

Pull it over the needle and push stitch off left needle. You have cast off one stitch.

Casting off step 4 Step Four

Knit one more stitch. Pull it over other stitch like in Step Three, inserting left needle from top through to bottom.

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