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etoilechaude
10-29-2009, 03:31 PM
After making my mitts yesterday I realized that the bind off edge is REALLY tight and not stretchy at all (I bound off in pattern (k2, p2) with needles 2 sizes larger than what I was knitting with). Maybe I'm still binding off too tightly, I'm not sure.

I'm going to start a pair of mitts and matching cowl for my mom today and I'd like them to turn out a little nicer than the ones I made for myself ;o)

Thanks in advance!!!

MMario
10-29-2009, 03:43 PM
Here's a bindoff for k2, p2 rib that is stretchy without deforming the edge. Assuming you are starting the bindoff with two knits ....

K1, return stitch to left needle, k2tog,*( p1, pass stitch over) x2, (return stitch to left needle, k2tog) x2; repeat from *

Jan in CA
10-29-2009, 03:53 PM
A friend did this bind off on some socks recently and I was amazed at how stretchy it is! The best I've seen yet.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php

globaltraveler
10-29-2009, 06:51 PM
I second Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off! Love it!

suzeeq
10-29-2009, 06:55 PM
I just started using the p2tog/k2tog, move st to left needle and repeat bindoff. It's pretty stretchy.

ajsgramma
10-29-2009, 07:09 PM
I second Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off! Love it!
I'm really glad to see the post about Judy's Magic Cast-On, too.:muah: These are really gonna help me along.
:hug: Verna

momwolf
10-29-2009, 11:01 PM
Here's a video of this bind off love this bind off!!!!!!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI&feature=channel

Mirl56
10-30-2009, 06:55 AM
this topic is so timely, I can't believe it. Tonight I'll be binding off a pair of toe up socks and was going to spend a little time searching for loose bind offs today before I start them. You guys have done my work for me already!

melmac51
10-30-2009, 08:00 AM
Don't ya just love this forum?? :grphug:

etoilechaude
10-30-2009, 04:15 PM
Don't ya just love this forum?? :grphug:
Indeed I do! :o)

jomac30
11-05-2009, 08:20 PM
I second Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off! Love it!
Is this stretchy bind off suitable for hems? Or just for socks and mittens? Would it be too stretchy to use when turning up hems and sewing this bind off to inside of hem?