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Mar 22, 2019 17:53:40   #
anita4mk
 
I am binding off stitches in the middle of a row to make the neck of a child's poncho. I will later go back, pick up stitches and put in a ribbed neck. What bind off would you ladies recommend? Regular bind off? I thought a stretchy bind off would be a good idea, but I don't want it too stretchy. Thoughts? Thanks in advance.
 
Mar 22, 2019 17:59:43   #
deenashoemaker (a regular here)
 
I don't usually bind them off. I put them on a stitch holder to pick up later.
Mar 22, 2019 18:00:20   #
ChasingRainbows (a regular here)
 
Why not put the stitches on a piece of waste yarn, then when you're ready to put in the ribbed neck, you will have live stitches to work with.
Mar 22, 2019 18:13:20   #
Elin (a regular here)
 
I would use a regular bind off. I wouldn't put the stitches on a holder because it won't be sturdy.
Mar 22, 2019 19:07:21   #
k1p1granny
 
I would also put stitches onto a stitch holder for use later.
Mar 22, 2019 20:09:11   #
deenashoemaker (a regular here)
 
Elin wrote:
I would use a regular bind off. I wouldn't put the stitches on a holder because it won't be sturdy.


Very stable if you use a dpn (same size you were using) and two point protecters.
 
Mar 22, 2019 20:37:50   #
SongbirdRichards (a regular here)
 
Not that you need another voice but I always leave my stitches live as well, either on a bit of waste yarn or On a stitch holder, it looks neater.
Mar 22, 2019 20:37:51   #
SongbirdRichards (a regular here)
 
Also it saves having to pick up stitches which I hate doing
Mar 23, 2019 06:06:28   #
anita4mk
 
Thank you ladies. It is very tempting to leave the stitches on a holder like most of you suggested. I am a little nervous about that ending up being too loose. I ended up doing Grandma's Favorite Bindoff. This is the first of 3 ponchos I am making for my GD's. If I don't like this bind off, I may leave the stitches on a holder with the next. I appreciate your advice. Gave me something to think about.
Mar 23, 2019 09:10:04   #
EstherOne
 
deenashoemaker wrote:
I don't usually bind them off. I put them on a stitch holder to pick up later.


Mar 23, 2019 10:55:18   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
deenashoemaker wrote:
Very stable if you use a dpn (same size you were using) and two point protecters.


Or a short cable from an interchangeable set with two end stoppers.
 
Mar 23, 2019 11:02:19   #
JuliaKay
 
Thank you ladies. I'm going to leave the stitches live from now on!
Mar 24, 2019 01:32:02   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I would also use waste yarn, makes it so easy to do the next part
Mar 24, 2019 02:17:29   #
marolsh
 
I once made a seamed cardigan, and left the neck stitches live until I sewed the pieces together, finishing with picking up the collar stitches. It stretched and slouched and slid off my shoulders until I crocheted a line of stitches around the neckline to stabilize it. Lesson learned.
 
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