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Russian Cast Off - gives you a more stretchy edge (great for shawl knitting)
This will give you a nice loose cast off to a project such as a shawl.

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  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 1
    Step 1

    With knit side facing, knit 2 stitches as you would for a normal knitted cast off

  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 2
    Step 2

    ... but instead of passing the first over the second and off the needle...

  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 3
    Step 3

    either slip both stitches back onto the left needle and knit them together through the back...

  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 4
    Step 4

    or I prefer to leave them on the right needle...

  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 5
    Step 5

    and insert the left needle through the front of these 2 stitches and knit them together (give the same result).

  • How to cast off crochet . Russian Cast Off - Step 6
    Step 6

    As normal cast off, make your stitch count up to 2 once again and repeat to the end of the row and you're done!

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