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Double Knit Bind Off
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Aug 20, 2012 09:44:00   #
I have started finishing my edges with this: Double Knit Bind Off

I knit first stitch, then move to right needle.
Insert left needle into front of said stitch and knit again.

Do the same for the next stitch.
Pass the first stitch over the second to start the BO.

Continue "double knitting" each stitch and passing the first stitch over until bind off is complete.

This may be a standard way that everyone knows about... but I got the idea from a double crochet. If it has a name already I'm not aware of it. I just call it my Double Knit Bind Off. It's loose and soft and stretchable.


Aug 20, 2012 16:35:16   #
San (a regular here)
Great info - thanks!
Aug 21, 2012 05:52:12   #
Sounds interesting,think you might just have invented a new stitch,going to give it a go,thanks for the info. Glad xx
Aug 21, 2012 07:51:49   #
Very pretty. I'll try it!
Aug 21, 2012 07:58:19   #
Never heard of it. Thanks for sharing.
Aug 21, 2012 08:04:13   #
louisezervas (a regular here)
Will bookmark this one.
Aug 21, 2012 08:06:17   #
Jane in New Jersey
I like how i looks. I'll have to give it a try.
Aug 21, 2012 09:58:43   #
Thanks I bookmarked this one to give it a try. I am curious would this type of bind off be stretchy?
Aug 21, 2012 10:25:08   #
Sounds perfect (stretchy) for toe up socks. Thanks
Aug 21, 2012 11:04:45   #
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Aug 21, 2012 11:25:11   #
Nice looking bind off..

Thanks for sharing :)
Aug 21, 2012 12:05:16   #
PurpleFi (a regular here)
Neat idea
Aug 21, 2012 12:44:09   #
For extra stretch, work purls instead of knits. The purl angle-of-attack makes everything looser and it's a very stretchy bindoff for lace shawls.

I don't think it has a name. "Laminaria" was the first time I ran across it.

Congrats for inventing the knitwise version!
Aug 21, 2012 13:12:40   #
Connie W
If you are ribbing, do you do the bind off in knit and purl or do you just knit?
Aug 21, 2012 13:23:08   #
Looks great, thank you!
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