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katbetty 10-15-2008 03:43 PM

Is the Knit One Purl One Bind Off the same as the Kitchener Bind Off?
A toe-up pattern for socks that I've been following recommends the kitchener bind-off for the cuff bind off. I've been having trouble finding directions on line, and found the K1P1 bind off videos on here. I find them a little hard to follow (as a novice) and then saw the suggestion to separate the knits and the purls onto 2 separate needles and then kitchener those. But do you knit and purl both the knit stitches and the purl stitches like you normally do when you graft a toe? As you may be able to guess, I'm totally lost.

Can anyone help?


MerigoldinWA 10-15-2008 06:17 PM

I've never heard of a Kitchener Bind Off so I can't really help with this. :-) Thanks a lot, huh. lol It must be some sort of BO that is done with a tapestery needle. I don't know how much it really has in common with a Kitchener stitch as I think of it which is something you do, like you said, to graft two parts together, like the toe of a sock.

If you can't figure it out, you wouldn't have to use that particular BO. There was a very recent thread where we discussed BOs for toe up socks. There is another sewn BO that some of us use that was explained there. Do a search on this site for "sewn bind off" and see if something comes up. It was just a couple of days ago. Or scroll down and look around and maybe you'll find it.

I went and found the thread I mentioned. Here is a link to it. LINK I explain it and then the last post had a link to a site with pictures and explanation of it.

Welcome to the forum.

suzeeq 10-15-2008 09:19 PM

Merigold is right, it's done with a darning/tapestry needle, not a knitting needle. You should be able find a video on Kitchener st on youtube, or a tutorial somewhere on the web.

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