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Old 10-23-2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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how to bind off so it's really really stretchy????
Hi all! I've finally finished my Interweave shrug! (thanks to Ingrid)

Thing is, I know shrugs are supposed to be tightish, sort of, around the arms. I used this yarn that really breaks easy (which I willnever ever use again) so I did try to bind off loosely but I still feel like
if I stretch it too much when I wear it the bind off might break.

(This yarn broke several times just while knitting)

I'm thinking of ripping out the bind off (if I can) and trying a looser bind off. I think I read about something in EZimmerman's book but I can't find my book. Any suggestions ?
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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When binding off are you using larger needles than u used for the project? I'm a tight knitter and I normally use 1 or 2 sizes larger to bind off.
I know of stretchy bind off for socks; those can be found here.
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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Hey Thanks Rebecca! I'm printing those instructions out right now, they look very useful. No, I never did use a bigger needle to bind off. I will try that next time. cheers, V. :D
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You are welcome..I always bind off with a larger needle!! Happy :D to have been off assistance
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There is also a special stretchy bind off I have used for the tops of toe up socks, HERE
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Hey Kemp! that's a good one, unusual. I'm printing it out as I speak. (building a new notebook with all the special tips I get here)

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