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Feb 11, 2013 19:44:04   #
MacRae
 
I'm making an afghan and used a long tail to knit on the stitches. What matches this technique when I get ready to bind off? Thanks for the info.

Daphne
 
Feb 11, 2013 20:32:02   #
Dreamweaver
 
No need "match".... I just do a regular cast-off (K K PSSO).... OR in pattern, if that is requested. People use different cast-offs based on need... like extra stretch...
Feb 11, 2013 22:24:01   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Since this afghan is already under way, there's nothing much you can do to make the start and finish look the same, other than crochet a line of single crochet along the starting edge.

However, for the next time, may I suggest you search for videos or written tutorials on Crochet Hook Cast On? It does create a cast-on edge that is identical to the usual cast-of, and it's nice and stretchy. Can be made moreso by using a crochet hook larger than the needle size.
Feb 12, 2013 08:36:58   #
Ginaellen
 
The Better Bind Off demonstrated on .the Purl Bee is said to match the long tail cast on.
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2008/1/5/whits-knits-a-better-bind-off-tutorial.html
Feb 12, 2013 13:04:35   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
Ginaellen wrote:
The Better Bind Off demonstrated on .the Purl Bee is said to match the long tail cast on.
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2008/1/5/whits-knits-a-better-bind-off-tutorial.html
Take note: An afghan usually has a long bound-off edge. You will either go mad pulling yards and yards of yarn through each stitch, and the yarn will wear thin as you go along. So, you'll need to sew off the stitches with several lengths of yarn, which means even more ends to weave in.

Personally, I only use it for short edges, just because I'm too lazy to deliberately add to the number of tails to hide!

More links to what's usually called the Sewn Bind-off. http://www.woolywonder.com/classpages/sewncastoff/sewncastoff.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfnavSY2Rug

http://newstitchaday.com/elizabeth-zimmermans-sewn-bind-off/
Feb 12, 2013 16:21:15   #
Evie RM (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Ginaellen wrote:
The Better Bind Off demonstrated on .the Purl Bee is said to match the long tail cast on.
http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2008/1/5/whits-knits-a-better-bind-off-tutorial.html
Take note: An afghan usually has a long bound-off edge. You will either go mad pulling yards and yards of yarn through each stitch, and the yarn will wear thin as you go along. So, you'll need to sew off the stitches with several lengths of yarn, which means even more ends to weave in.

Personally, I only use it for short edges, just because I'm too lazy to deliberately add to the number of tails to hide!

More links to what's usually called the Sewn Bind-off. http://www.woolywonder.com/classpages/sewncastoff/sewncastoff.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfnavSY2Rug

http://newstitchaday.com/elizabeth-zimmermans-sewn-bind-off/
quote=Ginaellen The Better Bind Off demonstrated ... (show quote)


Jessica-Jean - I just wanted to let you know how much I admire your knowledge of the different websites to get help. I didn't even know there was more than one way to bind off. No matter what the question, you always seem to have a helpful website to link to for a tutorial. I am sure others appreciate you, too. Just wanted to let you know. lol
 
Feb 12, 2013 19:23:51   #
MacRae
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
Since this afghan is already under way, there's nothing much you can do to make the start and finish look the same, other than crochet a line of single crochet along the starting edge.

However, for the next time, may I suggest you search for videos or written tutorials on Crochet Hook Cast On? It does create a cast-on edge that is identical to the usual cast-of, and it's nice and stretchy. Can be made moreso by using a crochet hook larger than the needle size.


Jessica,
The knowledge you have and are willing to share is phenomenal. The afghan I'm doing is in strips so it would have been an easy task to do the crochet hook cast on. As you say for next time. Thank you so much! Please hold my feet to the fire until I get this completed. :)

Daphne
Feb 12, 2013 22:19:11   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
I'm not into medieval torture. You'll have to find your own motivation! ;)
Feb 13, 2013 09:38:34   #
MacRae
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
I'm not into medieval torture. You'll have to find your own motivation! ;)


And you have a wonderful sense of humor as well. So enjoy the medieval era!
Feb 13, 2013 10:33:56   #
Cindy M
 
I do the traditional bind off but purl all stitches. Then the bind off edge will match the cast on. It also won't flare out and look wider. This would be a P, P, PSSO all across the row.
Feb 13, 2013 11:06:12   #
MacRae
 
Cindy M wrote:
I do the traditional bind off but purl all stitches. Then the bind off edge will match the cast on. It also won't flare out and look wider. This would be a P, P, PSSO all across the row.


Thanks Cindy! I dug out one of my "how to" and they recommended doing a K and then a P, which should keep it from rolling, which is similar to what you mentioned. I tried it and it looks ok.
 
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