Stretchy Sock Bind-Off

NOTE: This stretchy bind-off is worked on a 2×2 rib cuff, should you have 1×1 ribbing on your cuff, omit steps 3-4 to achieve a stretchy bind-off that matches your ribbing. Abbreviations: K2tog-tbl: Knit 2 together through the back loops. K: Knit. P2tog: Purl 2 stitches together. Directions: Set-Up: K1. Step 1: K1, pass stitches back to your left-hand needle purlwise, k2tog-tbl. Step 2: P1, pass stitches back to your left-hand needle purlwise, p2tog. Step 3: P1, pass stitches back to your left-hand needle purlwise, p2tog. Step 4: K1, pass stitches back to your left-hand needle purlwise, k2tog-tbl. Repeat steps READ MORE

Stretchy Bind-Off

This is how I bind off for shawls, it gives me enough stretch to block lace out nicely while still giving me a nice clean edge. If you find you’re a rather tight knitter, or tend to bind off tightly, going up a needle size or two when binding off can also help. Abbreviations: K2tog-tbl: Knit 2 stitches together through the back loops. K: Knit. Directions: Set-Up: K1. Step 1: K1, pass stitches back to your left-hand needle purlwise, k2tog-tbl. Repeat step 1 until you’ve worked all your stitches. Pull yarn through the last stitch and weave in your end. READ MORE