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08-22-2013, 12:43 PM
I am knitting the "Tilli Tomas Jewel Ruffle Shawl".
It is knit as a rectangle from the short end-- CO 130 sts.
When length of shawl is complete the pattern says:

Bind off Do not cut yarn. Pick up 130 sts across the bind off row. Knit 3 rows . . . etc.

Why do they want me to bind off 130 sts and then pick up 130 sts?

08-22-2013, 03:15 PM
Here is a link to the shawl:

Tilli Tomas Jewel Ruffle Shawl (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/jewel-ruffle-shawl)

Welcome to knittinghelp Betsy Elise!

Could you post the next couple of rows in the pattern? That would be very useful for us to be able to help you.

08-22-2013, 03:27 PM
The ruffle starts after picking up the stitches.
I was wondering if the bind off was for ease of blocking the rectangle --- ??

Bind off (130 sts).
Do not cut yarn.
Pick up 130 sts across the bind off row.
Knit 3 rows with color A, purl 4 rows with color B.
Next row -- with color C *k2, YO* repeat * across row.
Knit 1 row.
Next row *k1, YO* repeat* across row.
Bind off.

08-22-2013, 03:45 PM
Talk about serendipity. I was looking at Youtube videos on doing ruffes yesterday.

According to this Knitting Daily video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YXOS-C8zTU) when adding a ruffle to the knitting it has to go on an existing edge, and not live stitches, to stop the main piece of knitting being spread out by the ruffle.

08-22-2013, 06:50 PM
Yes and in addition, the bind off gives a defined end to the shawl and beginning of the ruffle, rather than having them flow into each other.

08-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Thanks so much for the replies! Makes sense . . . now why didn't I think of that.
The video was great. I love that show, Knitting Dailey, and the hostess. Unfortunately it seems my local ( Houston ) PBS channel has quit carrying it.
Now off to my binding off and starting my ruffle . . .