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Need matching cast on bind off that's stretchy
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May 12, 2013 14:46:40   #
North Pole
 
I want to knit a scarf lengthwise in linen stitch. Because the sides of the scarf will be the cast on and bind off edges they need to be stretchy and look the same.

Any suggestions?
 
May 12, 2013 15:02:51   #
fergablu2 (a regular here)
 
The crochet cast on looks the same as a normal bind off. You can always use a larger size needle to bind off to keep it loose.
May 12, 2013 15:20:30   #
Christiane
 
I recently finished my linene scarf. I used crochet cast on and Cat Bordhi's stretchy bind off. It's hard to tell the difference between the two edges but since they don't necessarily show close together any difference should not be that noticeable. If I had thought of it sooner I would have compared the difference casting off with a larger needle to cast off. Good luck!
May 12, 2013 20:08:58   #
jmcret05 (a regular here)
 
The sewn cast off is an excellent match to the long-tail cast on. Usually called Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off.

http://community.knitpicks.com/notes/Binding_Off_-_Sewn_Bind_Off

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfnavSY2Rug
May 13, 2013 08:37:02   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
The German Cast On and the Interlocking Bind Off. The bind off was designed to match the German Cast on. Love both of them.

Liat Gat has a new book out on Cast ons and I think she also gives matching bind offs when available.
May 13, 2013 09:45:20   #
terrachroma
 
Try Jenny's Super Stretchy Bind Off.
I use it on all my projects that need a stretchy BO and it's great.
Most of my projects are shawls.
You can google it for instructions.
 
May 13, 2013 10:24:51   #
Larkster
 
I LOVE the Twisted German caston. Here is a link to the youtube video...It works great and is easy!!

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=twisted+german+cast+on&mid=9D130D6895804F6CB6559D130D6895804F6CB655&view=detail&FORM=VIRE1
May 13, 2013 11:25:40   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
terrachroma wrote:
Try Jenny's Super Stretchy Bind Off.
I use it on all my projects that need a stretchy BO and it's great.
Most of my projects are shawls.
You can google it for instructions.


And what cast on does this match?
May 13, 2013 17:24:19   #
JudyRett
 
I recently purchased a book titled "Cast On Bind Off' from Amazon. This book is wonderful!! I suggest the sewn on bind off for the elasticity you are looking for.
May 13, 2013 17:43:54   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
JudyRett wrote:
I recently purchased a book titled "Cast On Bind Off' from Amazon. This book is wonderful!! I suggest the sewn on bind off for the elasticity you are looking for.


I have read about that book and have suggested it to people as well as the new one from Liat Gat that came out on Friday.

It's great that we have people compiling all this info.

We do have a list of cast on/bind offs as part of KP files. It was put together several months ago and is in our files.
May 13, 2013 19:54:47   #
mtnmama67
 
How do we find/access these files? Can't find..please help,thanks in advance!
 
May 13, 2013 20:23:33   #
tamarque (a regular here)
 
mtnmama67 wrote:
How do we find/access these files? Can't find..please help,thanks in advance!


at the top of this page are a bunch of segments on kp. click on the Search link. on the page that opens up, there will be a search box. type in cast on/bind off and you will find much.
the collected list of cast on/bind offs should be there.
May 13, 2013 23:08:55   #
mtnmama67
 
tamarque wrote:
at the top of this page are a bunch of segments on kp. click on the Search link. on the page that opens up, there will be a search box. type in cast on/bind off and you will find much.
the collected list of cast on/bind offs should be there.


Thanks! Thought of clicking on the search,but then decided I was wrong..appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Sandra
May 14, 2013 17:13:35   #
North Pole
 
Thanks for all the suggestions. I will do swatches to see which works best.
 
          
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