Imagine knitting a sock and finding that the cuff is too tight to get over your foot or knitting a jumper and finding you can’t get your arm through the end of the sleeve ….. a nightmare yes? This is where a stretchy bind off comes in useful so lets get going and learn how!
- Put the right hand needle through the back of the first two stitches on the left hand needle. Knit them together.
- Slip the new stitch from the right hand needle back onto the left hand needle.
- Knit through the back of the first two stitches on the left hand needle.
- Repeat from Step 1 until you have only one remaining stitch. Cut a tail long enough to weave in and pull it through the last stitch ensuring its tightly finished so it doesn’t undo.
Result? A wonderfully stretchy bind off and no more struggling to get your feet into sock tops that are just too tight 🙂
Happy New Year!