A Pleasant Surprise

I completed Vary The Gate just now. I’ll block it tomorrow. The pattern was a little thin on bind off instructions: BO loosely. That’s all it said so being lazy I googled easy loose bind off. I found a super easy bind off with just a little bit of stretch. The one I found requires *k2tog through back loop, slide stitch back to left hand needle, continue from * to the last stitch. It makes for a slightly stretchy bind off with a decorative chain at the edge. I’m filing this bind off away in my memory bank for the future.

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16 Responses to A Pleasant Surprise

  1. I like using a k2tog bind-off for shawls because it does create a bit of a looser edge. If I use a traditional bind-off I have to go up a needle size because it tightens the edge if I use the needle size called for in the pattern (also, I knit tighter than I purl, so that’s an issue).

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  2. chrisknits says:

    I might tink back the finish on the last shawl and try that. I just wore it tonight and hate how tight the bind off is!

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  3. I do a that bind off now and it works great. Nice edge, a little give but not too loose. Kind of slow, though… faster than picot or icord!

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  4. kathyreeves says:

    The colors on this yarn are amazing! That is the bind off I learned when I started knitting. It always looks nice.😊

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  5. That is a really pretty bind off, and easy to do too! Looking forward to seeing your Vary the Gate blocked and done!

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  6. nanacathy2 says:

    That sounds like a great way to cast off/bind off- the yarn is very pretty.

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  7. Evelyn says:

    That’s a really pretty bind off!

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  8. Katherine says:

    I’ll have to try that BO sometime — interesting!

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  9. Meg Hanson says:

    I came across that bind off on a pattern in the last year, and I like it too. Easy, looks nice, nice amount of stretch.

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  10. Thank you for sharing a successful technique.

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  11. kmkat says:

    That sounds like a useful bind off. Now I need to remember it…

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  12. ReginaMary says:

    I have tried that bind off and I like it very much. The yarn has such beautiful shades to it. Congrats on the FO!

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  13. randomlyerin says:

    That’s my absolute favorite bind off for shawls. ❤

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  14. That does look pretty, I must try it.

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