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Old 01-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #1
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Stretched Cast Off?!
Hi,

I'm having trouble with my binding off stretching out my work. I thought I was working too tightly so I loosened it, and it is still stretched out.

Any suggestions?

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Old 01-11-2008, 12:26 PM   #2
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Undo it and knit it tighter? Most bindoffs are generally not so stretchy except sometimes in ribbing, so just redo it. If that's not tight enough, go down a needle size.
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Undo it and knit it tighter? Most bindoffs are generally not so stretchy except sometimes in ribbing, so just redo it. If that's not tight enough, go down a needle size.
I had thought the problem was binding too tightly and stretching the thing, but I just FO a scarf and did try your suggestion of working tighter instead of looser and it did work, thank you!

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the short answer is:

there is no short answer!

read this blog (techknitter) and learn -(the link is to december entry.. there are about 4 or 5 post in december about edge stitches and why they stretch, and what to do about it..
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