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Apr 24, 2019 12:15:08   #
swannie
 
What is the recommended bind off for a front piece along a cardigan which was done in K2 P2 for 10"??

Not sure binding off in the pattern will have that firm, finished look.
 
Apr 24, 2019 12:45:49   #
dinnerontime (a regular here)
 
swannie wrote:
What is the recommended bind off for a front piece along a cardigan which was done in K2 P2 for 10"??

Not sure binding off in the pattern will have that firm, finished look.


Interested to see what others say. I have always knit the traditional bind off (knit two and pass first over the other) but in pattern. So still knit the knit and purl the purl. It does look solid and not stretchy. I tried the Russian bind off which I like but it was too stretchy and made it flare out.
Apr 24, 2019 12:48:21   #
CrankyShihTzu
 
The very pink YouTube lady had a super stretchy bind off that she used for a rib stitch... might try that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbzeEg6XMwM
Apr 24, 2019 13:35:09   #
Becca (a regular here)
 
First, run a lifeline thru this row before the bind off. Should you not like what you've done, ripping won't be a problem as the stitches will be oriented correctly. Do a swatch of k2, p2 and try Helen's double chain bind off. Found on youtube. This is a beautiful bind off that complements the Chinese waitress cast on. Also adds a chain edge.
Apr 24, 2019 13:49:09   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
I'd use Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off with the yo between knit and purl or purl and knit, not likely I'd do it every stitch.
Apr 25, 2019 07:35:47   #
MaryKins
 
I recently discovered a neat trick: knit the first 2 sts together, slip back onto the left needle; knit the next 2 sts tog, slip back on left needle, etc., etc., etc. much easier for me and looks good.
 
Apr 25, 2019 09:07:18   #
swannie
 
What do you mean by "slip back"? Cast off the stitch? Also, will the front not have enough "play" if I use this technique?
Apr 25, 2019 09:40:21   #
MindyT (a regular here)
 
Ten Rows a Day Myrana (I'm probably spelling her name incorrecty) did 3 or 4 different bind offs in a recent post. Just Google Ten Rows a Day and her YouTubes will come up.
Good luck
Apr 25, 2019 10:22:55   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
swannie wrote:
What is the recommended bind off for a front piece along a cardigan which was done in K2 P2 for 10"??

Not sure binding off in the pattern will have that firm, finished look.


Binding off on pattern will have the same stretch as the ribbing itself...but will not be "that firm", but then I never want the edge of ribbing to be "that firm" so I always bind off ribbing wit her Jenys Suprizinly Stretchy Bind Off
 
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