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Ask the Problem Ladies - Help!

By Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne

In Search of a Loose Bind Off

Dear Problem Ladies,

I’m a fairly tight knitter. I’m also a sock knitter, and I am having a really hard time finding a bind off that is stretchy enough for toe up socks. I’ve tried several, but so far none are stretchy enough.

 

Help!

 

Dear Help!

We don’t know if you’ve tried this one, but it’s the one we always use, for sock cuffs and also for binding off lace shawls which is another situation where you don’t want a tight bind off, because it distorts the edge. Here you go:

k2,*bind off 1, slip bound off stitch back onto left needle, k2; repeat from *