This will be a quick post because time is ticking and I am slow binding off.
I watched a couple of YouTube videos on the Italian bind off and took some notes as I went along. I watched the video I found easiest to follow a second time stopping it at each stitch so I could do the stitch as they did. I refined my notes and got to work. It took about a quarter of the way around for me to understand and see what I was doing. Things are slow but I am now able to make my way through the steps. There are a few mistakes but I’m trudging forward. I’ve just passed the halfway point. I’ll give a full report tomorrow when I hope I’ve moved on to an armhole.