I’m making a shrug to my own pattern.
I cast on 40 stitches with the long tail method of casting of its ‘stretchiness’. Did a 2 x 2 rib on 4mm needles for 20 rows, then changed to 7mm needles for stocking stitch, increasing by 2 stitches in every second row until I got 80 stitches. Knitted those 80 stitches in stocking stitch for 50 cm, and then decreased 2 stitches in every second row until back down to 40 stitches and then back with the 4mm needles and the 2 x 2 rib again. I tried the only cast-off I know, which is the basic knit bind-off, but its far too tight and means the rib isn’t stretchy, which its supposed to be. The long-tail cast on side is just fine.
Any ideas on how to make the cast off as stretchy as the cast-on?