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Old 04-04-2006, 01:29 PM   #1
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Bind off too tight
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?
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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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!
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Old 04-04-2006, 02:46 PM   #3
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I found that if I knit 2 tog., it is NICE and loose....
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:21 PM   #4
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:thinking: I'll have to remeber that alot of times my BO is tight and so is my CO
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:30 PM   #5
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it uses more yarn....so if you are at the end of your rope, might not be a good idea!!!
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Old 04-04-2006, 09:56 PM   #6
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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.
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