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Nov 14, 2013 10:37:26   #
knit4pleasure
 
You can always do the handy dandy 'yarnless' bind off! Probably not the best to use when a stretchy bind off is needed, but for general all purpose bind offs, it works well for me. This is my video I did a while back.

http://youtu.be/tqBZdwOwyr0[/quote]

I didn't know this either. I love how it looks!
 
Nov 14, 2013 10:40:51   #
Nilda muniz (a regular here)
 
Wow, that is wonderful! Thank you so much for this link, as a couple of times I have had to buy another skein just because I ran out of yarn for the bind off.
Nov 14, 2013 10:59:05   #
OccasionallyKnotty
 
Just remember, Doubledee, that a yarnless bind-off has no stretchiness whatsoever. It's fine for scarfs without a lace pattern, but not so good on hats, cuffs, or for patterns that you will have to block out in order to get the pattern (holes) to show. That is, unless you want something to have no give. I'm thinking my dishcloths might be a good fit for this one or sweaters that will be really big.

It is still a good bind-off and the video was very clear. Gotta love that! I think I used it on the dog cape that I made for Piggie.
Nov 14, 2013 12:01:49   #
Rafiki (a regular here)
 
knit4pleasure wrote:
You can always do the handy dandy 'yarnless' bind off! Probably not the best to use when a stretchy bind off is needed, but for general all purpose bind offs, it works well for me. This is my video I did a while back. http://youtu.be/tqBZdwOwyr0
I didn't know this either. I love how it looks!

And once you get the yarn on the other needle use a crochet hook - the same size - it will be much easier to do the cast off............
Nov 14, 2013 12:26:53   #
Doubledee
 
PiggiesMom wrote:
Just remember, Doubledee, that a yarnless bind-off has no stretchiness whatsoever. It's fine for scarfs without a lace pattern, but not so good on hats, cuffs, or for patterns that you will have to block out in order to get the pattern (holes) to show. That is, unless you want something to have no give. I'm thinking my dishcloths might be a good fit for this one or sweaters that will be really big.

It is still a good bind-off and the video was very clear. Gotta love that! I think I used it on the dog cape that I made for Piggie.
Just remember, Doubledee, that a yarnless bind-of... (show quote)


Thanks for clarifying, PiggiesMom! And I would live to see a pic of Piggie!
Nov 14, 2013 15:59:23   #
BluesChanteuse (suspended)
 
PiggiesMom wrote:
I just finished a pattern that says, "Keep knitting until you have reached N inches or until you have used up your yarn."

Of course, if you have used up your yarn, you have no yarn for binding off, so I knew better.

Thinking that three times the length of my project would be enough, I found halfway through that this doesn't work. At least not if you are using a stretchy bind off. Did it again, that time using 5x more yarn. Still not enough.

Finally did it using almost 8x more yarn than is needed. It worked. Probably should have stuck with 6x, but didn't want to go through it again.

So- is there a formula anyone uses to allowing enough yarn at the end of a project to properly bind off? I'm thinking the traditional bind off may have worked with 3x and the stretchy ones need 6x plus a smidge. What do you folks think?
I just finished a pattern that says, "Keep kn... (show quote)


I will go to the opposite end of the row (I usually use circular needles to I just slide the stitches to the other needle if working flat or turn the work if working a tube) and I slip two stitches (as if to purl) and then pull the first slipped stitch up and over the second one and then continue until the end.

Not quite as stretchy... but I haven't had it not work sufficiently enough yet.
 
Nov 14, 2013 18:45:53   #
peggyferrell
 
you can also pick up with a crochet hook also starting on the end without a tail.
Nov 14, 2013 21:35:57   #
Jeanie L
 
Sapphires-n-Purls wrote:
You can always do the handy dandy 'yarnless' bind off! Probably not the best to use when a stretchy bind off is needed, but for general all purpose bind offs, it works well for me. This is my video I did a while back.

http://youtu.be/tqBZdwOwyr0


That is great..Thank you so much..
Nov 14, 2013 23:38:16   #
callmechicken
 
Sapphires-n-Purls wrote:
You can always do the handy dandy 'yarnless' bind off! Probably not the best to use when a stretchy bind off is needed, but for general all purpose bind offs, it works well for me. This is my video I did a while back.

http://youtu.be/tqBZdwOwyr0


DUH!!!!!
boy, do i feel stupid. how come i never think of clever things like that. i've just been tinking the last row and then binding off again.

thanx for the video, loved it.
Nov 14, 2013 23:55:09   #
nannee
 
Thank you for asking this question, something I've wondered about too!
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