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RuthieinMaryland
11-30-2009, 11:13 AM
Hi! :waving:

I probably am the last to find out about this cast-off method and you've all been using it for years and years...:roflhard:

But on the off-chance that there might be at least one more person out there who doesn't know this I'm sending the link for Cat Bordhi's demonstration of this technique.

I've always had a problem binding off on toe-up socks, fingerless gloves, leg warmers...anything that requires a really stretchy bind-off. A lot of the time I'd do a crocheted bind off just so that it wouldn't be too tight and anyone wearing the garment could actually get the sock on their foot or the leg warmers over the knee.

Then I saw this method and have just tried it on a leg warmer!
:woohoo: :woot: :thumbsup: It's pretty incredible!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI&feature=channel

I hope this is useful to the one or two of you out there who didn't already know about it! :hug:

Happy Knitting,
Ruthie

mwhite
11-30-2009, 11:30 AM
You're so right... this is a great cast off and thanks for posting the link!!!

Jan in CA
11-30-2009, 02:32 PM
I used it on the end of my sweater sleeves! It's awesome! I preferred this link to still photos, but I did see the YouTube one, too.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php

lissaplus2
12-01-2009, 01:52 AM
This is awsome!! im knitting some toe ups right now, imma try this on them.

These links should go into the "knitting tips & tricks" section.

Thanks!!:muah:

Sunshine's Mom
12-01-2009, 10:31 AM
Oh Wow! Thank you so much for posting that. I may try toe-up socks again!

RuthieinMaryland
12-02-2009, 01:16 AM
Oh Wow! Thank you so much for posting that. I may try toe-up socks again!

Hi! :waving:

Here is also a super cast on for toe up socks! Might as well cover both ends of the project!!! :roflhard:

I haven't tried this yet but I've got a pair of toe ups going on the needles soon and will definitely use it!

Good luck and let us know how it goes!

Ruthie :hug:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhBIS0AhhQY&feature=related