View Full Version : Super Stretchy Bind-off
02-04-2010, 11:29 AM
Would you use Jeny's Suprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off for the armholes of sweaters? I have a tendency to bind-off too tightly and have come to use crochet hooks for bind-offs as that seems to help. But, I'm making a sweater and have decided to definitely use the JSSBO for the neckline, but I have to do the bo for the sweater underarms and am wondering if I should use it there too or if it will make the underarms "wear" funny.
Jan in CA
02-04-2010, 02:03 PM
For just the underarm area? I'd use the regular bind off.
02-04-2010, 05:58 PM
Yeah, for the BO at the underarm, it's only a few stitches so a regular BO will work, just keep it on the looser side if you're worried it will be too tight, but they're usually okay there.
02-04-2010, 06:33 PM
If you have a problem keeping it loose, you might try using a larger needle -- like 1 or 2 sizes larger -- just for the bind off. I have done that many times when binding toe-up socks and it works very well and isn't noticeable at all.