Stretchy bind off

RednVA2's picture

I am just finishing up a sweater project where the directions call for a super stretchy bind off for the openings, the cuffs of the sleeves and the collar. The directions were a little unclear to me, so I went to youtube to see if there was a video tutorial for this type of bind off. I found this bind off and think it is great. Whenever I make socks, I have trouble with the bind off of the top being tight on my legs, especially if the socks are a little higher that ankle height. I am enclosing the link, in case others want to see this bind off and finishing technique. I am certainly going to use it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBhe-JYmgI

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TheKnittingMill's picture

Hey Henry, That bind off is

Hey Henry,

That bind off is awesome! It's the only one I use on toe up socks. Jenny Staiman also has a stretchy cast on that matches it on her website. Be sure to check it out.

BTW...I was just admiring your beautiful chi's and wanted to let you know I have a fair isle/intarsia chihuahua chart I just uploaded to my website www.theknittingmill.blogspot.com under "Free Patterns."

It's also on my Ravelry Profile (Millard)

Thepook's picture

Good catch, Mill! That is

Good catch, Mill! That is also known as "Jeny's Super Stretchy Bind-Off". I learned about it in Cat Bordhi's "Personal Footprints". BTW, that is a WHOLE different approach to socks, amazingly easy and fun. Toe up, no gusset, no heel flap. Check out the personal footprints videos on youtube.