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Old 10-29-2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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Which Bind Off is the stretchiest?
After making my mitts yesterday I realized that the bind off edge is REALLY tight and not stretchy at all (I bound off in pattern (k2, p2) with needles 2 sizes larger than what I was knitting with). Maybe I'm still binding off too tightly, I'm not sure.

I'm going to start a pair of mitts and matching cowl for my mom today and I'd like them to turn out a little nicer than the ones I made for myself ;o)

Thanks in advance!!!
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:43 PM   #2
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Here's a bindoff for k2, p2 rib that is stretchy without deforming the edge. Assuming you are starting the bindoff with two knits ....

K1, return stitch to left needle, k2tog,*( p1, pass stitch over) x2, (return stitch to left needle, k2tog) x2; repeat from *
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A friend did this bind off on some socks recently and I was amazed at how stretchy it is! The best I've seen yet.
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall09/FEATjssbo.php
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I second Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off! Love it!
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:55 PM   #5
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I just started using the p2tog/k2tog, move st to left needle and repeat bindoff. It's pretty stretchy.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:09 PM   #6
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I second Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off! Love it!
I'm really glad to see the post about Judy's Magic Cast-On, too. These are really gonna help me along.
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Here's a video of this bind off love this bind off!!!!!!!!!
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this topic is so timely, I can't believe it. Tonight I'll be binding off a pair of toe up socks and was going to spend a little time searching for loose bind offs today before I start them. You guys have done my work for me already!
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