Some questions were raised yesterday about the Bind Off method I used on the body of my Stonecutter sweater.
Well, here it is in all it’s glory: a teeny 1×1 rib square to demonstrate step by step instructions:
First, start with the WS of the work facing you, this creates the nice edge on the RS of the work
Slip the first stitch wyib
Knit the next st on the LHN
Pass the slipped stitch over the stitch just knit, but don’t pull either stitch off the RHN
knit into next stitch on the LHN as you normally would
You now have two stitches on your RHN and 1 stitch has been bound off!
*Pass the first stitch over the second stitch on the RHN, but do not pull either stitch off the RHN
Knit into stitch on the LHN as you normally would
You again have two stitches on your RHN and one more stitch has been bound off*
Repeat from * to * across the piece
This is how your bound off edge looks on the WS of the work
And this is how it looks on the RS!
This is probably my favorite Bind Off method as it can be fairly stretchy, which is great for ribbed edgings, or anyone who may be a tight knitter. I’m not a tight knitter until in comes time to bind off, so I’ve found this method to be fairly awesome.
It’s courtesy of an old Reader’s Digest Crafting Instruction book that I had found in the back of my mom’s closet. That same book is what taught me how to knit and crochet in the first place!
Well, I hope this has been somewhat helpful!