I am knitting a sweater in the stockinette stitch (knit one row, pearl one row). I am working on the back of the sweater now. I achieved the required length. The pattern says I should begin shaping the armholes. It says, "cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows."
Is "cast off" the same as "bind off?" If so, do I bind off the same way on the pearl side as i do on the knit side? In other words, do I knit the first two stitches, lift the bottom stitch over the top stitch, then pearl the rest of the row?