Binding Off

albert's picture

Since Britisher has brought up the subject of binding off, I would be interested in hearing how others handle bind offs. Any little-known techniques or techniques that are better for some uses than others?


KilgoreTrout's picture

To me it really depends on

To me it really depends on what edge the bind off is on. But these days I find I'm unsatisfied with exposed bound off edges. I find it difficult to make a garment look "professional" if I leave bound off edges naked (with exception to the i-cord bind off). Usually the edge of the work is hemmed or I sew a band on top of the bind off. In these cases I just use the quickest bind off or whichever one I might want to practice since its being covered up anyway. It takes a little extra time but its a simple step that sharpens up any edge (also on the cast on edge!).

MasonM's picture

I also really like the sewn

I also really like the sewn bind off and use it more than any other.


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ronhuber's picture

I like Elizabeth Zimmermann

I like Elizabeth Zimmermann 's sewn cast off especially for ribbing. On garter stitch I usually bind off loosely in purl on the wrong side - also a favourite of EZ.