View Full Version : Loose Bind Off?

06-22-2007, 01:18 AM
Can anyone tell me a good way to loosely bind off? I'm new to knitting and the only bind off I've done is the traditional one, and I find that quite firm. Thanks!:pray:

Jan in CA
06-22-2007, 01:29 AM
Use the same bind off, but do it on larger needles. Try one or two sizes up.

06-22-2007, 06:45 AM
I agree with Jan. I tend to do a pretty tight bind off so I go up about 2 needle sizes to compensate.

06-22-2007, 07:45 AM
Or searcg this forum or the web via google 'stretchy cast off' etc. Some sewn and tubular castoffs... the k2tog castoff...

06-22-2007, 03:12 PM
Look at Silver's toe up sock tutorial for a stretchy bind off.

Yarn Doc
06-22-2007, 03:17 PM
I use the single crochet bind-off - I find it to be stretchiest. i've never tried binding off with a bigger needle though - that would work probably just as well. The single crochet bind off is super-easy, they have a great description in the Vogue Knitting Book, as well as a good video here: http://knittinghelp.com/knitting/basic_techniques/bind-off.php

06-23-2007, 01:34 AM
I'm a tight knitter, so I'm also a tight "binder-offer". Going up a needle size never works for me. So, I have learned to use NO TENSION at all when I'm binding off. I just let the yarn hang, instead of holding it wrapped around my fingers as I do when I'm knitting. Now, my bind-off is much better.