Binding off question
I have almost just finished knitting a 48 inch cabled neckscarf using Paton's "Brilliant", a worsted-weight yarn, using size 6 US needles, for a Christmas gift.
I used the Long-Tailed method of casting-on at the beginning.
I want my binding off to look similar, if not the same, as my beginning cast-on edge of the scarf ---------
I tried a couple of things but they didn't work:
I bound-off loosely "in pattern" using the size 6 needles but that was too loose and the edge was wavy as well as the knit stitches on the actual cabling area laid "on the face of" the front side of the work.
I tried binding off more tightly but the same problem occurred.
I tried binding off in just the Knit stitch but that made the stitches still lay on the face of the work. Usually, one ends up doing something to the bound-off edge of a knitted piece, such as seaming, fringing, crocheting, etc and so it wouldn't matter if the loopy part of the knit stitch laid on the surface of the knitted piece.
I wonder if I should bind off on the backside, having firstly knit a row all the way across ??? And do I bind off "in pattern" or just in knit or just in Purl?
I do not plan on making fringe for the scraf ends nor using hand blanket stitch or anything else to finish the ends.
I do not have knitting shops in my area and hope someone cn help me. It has been several years since I've knitted anything and can't seem to find some of my older books that might have had this info in them.
Last edited by QPins : 11-30-2008 at 04:45 PM.
Reason: wrong needle size