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cookworm
04-04-2006, 01:29 PM
Help! No matter what I do, my bind offs are always tight. I've tried to do them as loose as I can, even using bigger needles to bind off, but it doesn't seem to help.

Are the bound-off edges supposed to be as "elastic" as the cast-on edges? Maybe I'm not making a fair comparison of the two?

aylaanne
04-04-2006, 01:40 PM
Have you tried binding off with two needles instead of just one? I cast on like that sometimes. I also pull each stitch extra loose, so that it's floppy. Good luck!

HeatherFeather
04-04-2006, 02:46 PM
I found that if I knit 2 tog., it is NICE and loose....:)

dustinac
04-04-2006, 06:21 PM
:thinking: I'll have to remeber that alot of times my BO is tight and so is my CO :thumbsup:

HeatherFeather
04-04-2006, 07:30 PM
it uses more yarn....so if you are at the end of your rope, might not be a good idea!!!

Mer
04-04-2006, 09:56 PM
Jessi gave me this Bind Off when I was complaining about my toe-up socks being too tight; but it's for ribbing specifically:


2x2 rib:
K1, *bl (backward loop), pso (pass stitch over), k1, pso, p1, pso, bl, pso, p1, pso, k1, pso,* repeat between * until all sts are cast off.

1x1 rib: K1, *bl, pso, p1, pso, k1, pso, bl, pso, p1, pso, k1, pso,* repeat between * until all sts are cast off.