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Old 11-25-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Bind-off question
I finished my first mitt and bound off with just the regular knit method, and I was disappointed to find that the top of the mitt doesn't stretch at all. Is there a different way to bind-off that will make it stretch more? Or should I have bound off in pattern (2x2 rib)? I'm tempted to try and rip the bind-off out and do it over. I made the mitts a bit longer so that I could fold the top over, and now I can't do that so I'm not at all happy with these stupid things!
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Definitely bind off in pattern, 2x2 rib in this case. You can also use a one or two size larger needle in your right hand to do the bind off. And alternatively, try this bind off which is very stretchy.
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Ribbing is stretchier so you should BO in rib. Binding off is really just workng another row, so it should be done the same as the rest of it; the only difference is you lift the st over the other instead of leaving thme on the needle.
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